Brian Reed, Lauren Floris and Alex Quincey are the latest additions to the Orange Lutheran athletic program.
Orange Lutheran will this school year welcome Brian Reed as the boys varsity soccer head coach, Lauren Floris as the cross country head coach, and Alex Quincey as the girls varsity soccer assistant coach. All three coaches come to Orange Lutheran with incredible backgrounds.
Brian Reed, who will take over for Erik Kirsch, was a three-year starter, two-year captain and a 2003 All-Big West first team selection during his playing career at Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo. After completing his playing career in a Mustang uniform in 2003, he spent seven total seasons on staff at Cal Poly. During his tenure, the team posted their highest finish in the Big West standings in school history.
"I feel blessed to be walking the path of the Lord's calling for me," Reed said. "Through soccer and leadership, I've been able to reach many families. I look forward to now impacting the boys soccer program at Orange Lutheran, and I pray that with God's guidance, my influence will uplift each and every member of the team."
Floris, who will take over for Blake Edwards, graduated from Pepperdine University in 2012 with outstanding success in track and field. As a Pepperdine Scholar-Athlete, she had many achievements, including setting the school records for the 1,500, 3,000, and 5,000 meter events.
“I am so excited for the opportunity to lead our cross country team this fall," she said. "Ever since college, I've felt called to coach cross country and I am thankful to be starting my coaching career at a school as wonderful as Orange Lutheran. From the first time I stepped on campus, I was struck by how evident Jesus is in every aspect of the school. I am grateful to be at a school where I can not only share my love of running with my athletes but where I also have the ability to share my faith with them as well."
Quincey, who will serve as assistant to head coach Del Montell, graduated from USC with outstanding achievements academically and athletically. She received the USC Marks Scholar Athlete Award 2012-2015, earned the USC Offensive Player of the year 2014, and served as the USC Women’s Soccer Captain in 2014, to name a few. Quincey feels so blessed to have attended an amazing university, and is so excited to continue her soccer journey as a coach at OLu.
"I'm excited to be a part of a great school with a coaching staff dedicated to helping a promising group of young women realize their full potential," Quincey said. "By showing the value of competition, integrity, and how the ministry of God is a team effort, they will hopefully become active or more involved members of God's team."