Chad Brown joined the Mountaineer men's soccer staff in March 2010. From March 2006 to February of 2010, Brown was the first assistant on UNLV's coaching staff. During that time, he served as the recruiting coordinator, academic monitor, travel coordinator and identification and residential camp co-director. Additionally, he organized daily training sessions and was responsible for scouting reports and team tactics.
"I am very excited to welcome Chad to the Mountaineer family and our coaching staff,” LeBlanc says. “He is a well-recognized recruiter and coach in the college soccer community. Chad is a tremendous young coach that is going to bring some fantastic experience, a tireless work ethic and new perspective to our program. Having a great staff is integral to the success of any program, and I believe that with the hiring of Chad, we have added yet another piece to the puzzle in building the WVU soccer program into a BIG EAST and national championship contender."
Outside of his role on the staff, he gained major experience in the Olympic Development Program (ODP) realm. In February, he was tabbed as the assistant coach for the Region IV ODP 1994 age group regional team. Brown was responsible for not only selecting the best talent from the western United States for the team, but also training and developing the squad. Two months earlier in December of 2009, he was named the head coach of the Nevada ODP 1998 age group.
Prior to his tenure at UNLV, Brown was a head coach for seven years for the Crossfire Premier Soccer club. Based in Redmond, Wash., he ran two club programs (starting in 1999).
Brown played professionally for the Seattle Sounders in the professional A-League and guided the team to the league finals in 2004-05 and to the league championship in 2005-06.
At the collegiate level, Brown was a two-year center midfielder (1997-98) at Fresno State. Twice he was named all-Western Athletic Conference, and he led the Bulldogs in scoring both years. A year prior, he led Spokane Community College to the NWAAC championship contest and was named the tournament’s MVP. Brown began his collegiate career at Bellevue Community College, where he was named an NWAAC all-state selection after leading the program to the 1994 conference championship.
Brown graduated from Fresno State with a bachelor of arts degree in sociology in 1999.