Brianne Weaver is embarking on her second year as St. Mary's Senior Woman Administrator in 2011-12. Weaver also works closely with the Office of Development to strengthen the ties between the athletic department and the Seahawk alumni through the Seahawk Alliance.
Weaver also serves as the head coach of the St. Mary's women's soccer program, becoming just the third head coach in the program's 26-year history in February 2006.
She kicked off her head coaching career in impressive fashion as Weaver she led the Seahawks to a 12-6-2 record in 2006, including the program's first-ever trip to the Capital Athletic Conference championship game. In her third season with the Seahawks, Weaver guided St. Mary's to a 12-3-3 overall record, including a 6-1-1 mark in CAC action. The Seahawks went unbeaten in the season's first 10 games (7-0-3) and were rewarded with the program's first-ever national ranking of No. 25 on October 7.
Weaver has led the Seahawks to the CAC title match twice, finally notching the crown in 2008 with a 1-0 triumph over York (Pa.) College and with the conference title in hand, St. Mary's made its first-ever trip to the NCAA women's soccer tournament.
The 2008 CAC Coach of the Year, Weaver became one of seven Division III coaches to earn regional coach of the year honors that same year from the National Soccer Coaches Association of America for the Mid-Atlantic region.
To date, she has coached three NSCAA All-Region players, two CAC Players of the Year, two CAC Rookies of the Year, and 14 Seahawks to 23 all-conference awards, including 11 first team selections. Weaver's squads have also been positive stewards of the game on and off the field, receiving four NSCAA Team Ethics Awards (two Gold and two Silver) over the last four seasons and earning four NSCAA Team Academic Awards.
She graduated from St. Mary's in 2000 with a B.A. in English. At St. Mary's, Weaver played both soccer and lacrosse for the Seahawks after transferring in from Division I Davidson College, where she played soccer for two years.
Prior to becoming the Seahawks' head coach, Weaver served as an assistant coach at several other top colleges and universities in the region, including Division I University of Richmond and Division III powerhouses: Washington & Lee University, York (Pa.), and University of Mary Washington.
She is an avid student of the game and holds numerous coaching licenses from the NSCAA and United States Soccer Federation, including the NSCAA Premier Diploma and the NSCAA Advanced National Goalkeeping Diploma. Weaver has also served as a member of the Maryland Olympic Development Program (ODP) coaching staff.
The former Brianne Smithson is married to Drew Weaver '98. The couple resides in Dameron with their young children, Jansen and Kendra.