Arena leaves UCLA to become the fifth head coach at Florida International.
Fifth-year senior served as backup for three years before becoming Bruins' starting goalkeeper.
Men's Soccer vs. Oregon State; October 5, 2012; UCLA 1, Oregon State 0
Patrick Seymour joined UCLA in 2009 as the team's goalkeeper coach. During his three years on staff, the Bruins have advanced to the NCAA Quarterfinals all three seasons and to the College Cup in 2011. Seymour coached both Brian Perk and Brian Rowe to All-American seasons in 2009 and 2011 respectively. Rowe also led UCLA to a shutout streak of eight games in 2011, which tied the school record. Seymour also helped Earl Edwards earn All-Pac-12 honors for the first time in his career in 2012.
As the head goalkeeper coach for the Cal-South ODP program and member of the goalkeeping staff for the Region IV ODP program, Seymour has worked with many of the top goalkeepers in the West. Over 10 years, he has trained and helped develop over a dozen youth national and regional team members and won three national titles with his teams.
Seymour is also the head goalkeeper coach coach for the Galaxy Alliance soccer club and has worked with Santa Clarita United, Santa Monica United and the Westside Breakers. He also coached the soccer team and currently serves as an associate professor in the Kinesiology department at Santa Monica College.
Seymour played at Chico State from 1997-99 and graduated in 2000 with a degree in Political Science. During his senior season, he helped lead his team to a Top 20 national ranking. As a youth player growing up in the San Francisco area, he played in three State Cup finals and was a member of the Cal-North ODP state pool from 1994-1997.
Seymour holds both a USSF national and goalkeeping national license and, along with his Bachelor's degree, holds a Master's degree in Exercise Science.
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