Brown university will honor one of its greatest coaches Saturday afternoon when it renames its soccer field for the retiring women’s soccer coach Phil Pincince.
Already named for the iconic men's soccer and lacrosse coach Cliff Stevenson, the pitch will be renamed Stevenson-Pincince Field in a ceremony before the Bears final 2015 home game at 3:30 against Penn.
Pincince has coached women’s soccer at Brown since 1977. His program during the 1980s ranked among the best in the nation. He won nine consecutive Ivy League championships from 1982 to 1990 and 12 overall. During the 1980s his teams lost only one of 47 Ivy League matches, went 27 matches without a loss and compiled a perfect 6-0-0 Ivy record four times. His career record is 322-254-55.
Pincince led Brown to six NCAA tournaments. His 1983 and 1984 teams reached the quarterfinals, and his 1984 team finished 13-1-1 and ranked second in the nation. He coached 85 All-Ivy players, six Ivy Legue players of the year and five Ivy rookies of the year. Nine All-Americas played for him.
Pincince also coached softball from 1979 to 1992 and compiled a record of 270-183-1. His combined victory total is 592.
The Brown University Corporation has accorded Pincince emeritus status, and he will work in the administration at the conclusion of the current season. Pincince will coach his last game at Yale on Nov. 7.