Alex Maslow begins his second season as an assistant coach for the South Carolina men's soccer program.
A former standout goalkeeper at Furman University, Maslow is involved in all facets of the Gamecock program, including recruiting, scheduling, budget and academics with a particular emphasis on training the Carolina goalkeepers.
Maslow helped to develop freshman goalkeeper Mike Gustavson in 2005. Gustavson earned Conference USA Freshman-of-the-Year honors and second team all-league recognition and set a USC freshman record for saves with 88.
The Gamecocks captured the Conference USA Tournament Championship and earned a berth in the NCAA Tournament in Maslow's first season at USC.
Maslow was a four-year letterwinner from 2001-2004 for Furman coach Doug Allison, who played for and served as an assistant coach to Mark Berson at South Carolina. He was a two-time All-Southern Conference selection and a two-time member of the league's Academic Honor Roll. Maslow started 42 matches and compiled an impressive 0.99 goals-against average in 4,147 minutes of play during his career. He also finished with 16 shutouts and 212 saves. In 2002, Maslow was the goalkeeper for eight of the 11 matches in Furman's NCAA record shutout streak. He went 846 minutes from Oct. 2 to Dec. 1 without allowing a goal, which ranks as the fourth-longest streak in NCAA history. His 0.63 goals-against average that season ranked eighth nationally.
In addition to his duties at USC, Maslow served as an assistant coach and goalkeeper trainer in the South Carolina Olympic Development program. He coached the 1992 age group a year ago and will work with the 1994 age group this year.
A native of Charlotte, N.C., Maslow was a National Soccer Coaches' Association of America High School All-American at Charlotte Catholic High School. During his prep years, he was a member of the United States Under-18 National Team pool.
Maslow graduated from Furman with a bachelor's degree in political science in 2005.