Anthony Torres is entering his second season as a part of the Belmont staff. After a decorated career as a student-athlete, the former Bruin defender returned to the sidelines as the director of player development for the program, head coach David Costa announced on July 23, 2019.
In his first season as a part of the Belmont staff in 2019, the Bruins finished with a 5-12-2 (1-4-1 SoCon) record and their first-ever appearance in the tournament semifinal.
"Anthony has been a great asset from the moment I arrived at Belmont in January. Not only was he a great player for the Bruins, but his strong character and ability to relate to the players have helped strengthen our culture," Costa said. "Anthony is emerging as a top coach in the local youth scene and we are excited to have him working with us again this fall."
The former defensive stalwart will work with the backline of the Bruin team, as well as help the new players acclimate to college soccer and the Bruin style of play. Torres, a four-year letter winner in Nashville, started over 50 games during his tenure as a Bruin. After a strong three seasons, the defender put together his best all-around campaign as senior in 2015 as he earned Second Team All-Horizon League Team honors.
Torres, who earned Horizon League Defensive Player of the week after gritty efforts against Georgia State and Milwaukee, ranked second in the club with 1,731 minutes played his senior campaign. Serving as a team captain, Torres provided a veteran presence to an otherwise young team, leading the unit on and off the pitch.