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Matthew Brown

 
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Matt Brown joined Head Coach Brendan Nash's staff in August 2019.

Brown arrives in Lewisburg after previously serving as both the Head Men's and Women's Soccer Coach at Division II Shaw University in 2018. Shaw, which added both men's and women's soccer as full-fledged sports in 2017, found immediate success under Brown. The native of Southampton, England led the men's side to a 7-8-1 record while also coaching the women to a 12-4 record that same season.

Before joining Shaw, Brown had previous stops as an assistant at Elon and Buffalo. Working primarily with the goalkeepers, Brown helped the Phoenix's Matthew Jegier earn Colonial Athletic Association Goalkeeper of the Year as well as lead the CAA in goals allowed average (0.57), save percentage (.833) and shutouts.

At Buffalo, Brown also worked with the goalkeepers as well as handling practice sessions, video analysis, and recruiting. Under Brown's tutelage, Bulls goalkeeper Joseph Kuta earned a 0.86 GAA and tied the program record with 10 clean sheets in a season.

Brown began his coaching career in England for seven seasons, most recently serving as the Head Coach at Bournemouth & Poole College from 2013-15.

In addition to his coaching career, Brown enjoyed a successful semi-pro career as a goalkeeper with five different teams. One of Brown's finest achievements came when he earned Man of the Match honors in keeping a clean sheet between the posts in the FA Vase Final against West Auckland Town FC in 2014. The FA Vase is an annual competition open to teams below tier eight of the English Soccer League system, with the final match contested in the world-renowned Wembley Stadium.

Brown also spent time as a youth player in Southampton FC's renowned academy alongside players such as Gareth Bale and Theo Walcott.