|Hometown:||Halifax, Novia Scotia|
|Alma Mater:||University of Maryland-Baltimore County|
Denise Schilte-Brown became the second coach in the history of the University of South Florida women’s soccer program in December of 2006, bringing with her new energy and enthusiasm for both the team and the University.
Schilte-Brown will enter her tenth year at the helm of the University South Florida women's soccer program in 2016 and 19th year as a head coach overall with stops at Virginia Commonwealth and her alma mater, University of Maryland-Baltimore County. In her nine seasons at USF, Schilte-Brown has amassed a record of 89-59-31 and a 183-128-48 slate overall. She has led the Bulls to four BIG EAST Championship appearances, back-to-back American Athletic Conference Championship appearances in 2014& 2015 and a semifinal appearance in the inaugural season of the American Athletic Conference in 2013. She has only missed two postseason conference tournaments in 16 seasons and led USF to its first-ever NCAA Tournament appearance in 2010, its second in 2014 and the third in 2015.
Under Schilte-Brown, the Bulls have improved in almost every offensive and defensive category over the years. USF bettered its numbers from the previous season in four straight seasons in wins, BIG EAST wins, goals scored, points, shots on goal, goals allowed, GAA and shutouts. USF's 38 goals scored in 2010 were the most of the Denise Schilte-Brown era and the most since 1999 when they scored 68 goals on the season. It is the third most all-time in USF history.
In 2015, Schilte-Brown’s squad tied the record for wins in a season and posted one of the best marks in non-conference play in school history. The squad was ranked in polls for consecutive weeks and reached the highest ever ranking in program history. The team advanced to the conference championship for the second straight year and the NCAA tournament for the second straight year. Schilte-Brown coached Jackie Simpson to a conference Defensive Player of the Year honor.
In 2014, Schilte-Brown led the team to a 13-7-2 record and a 6-3-0 mark in conference play. The Bulls advanced to the championship match of the conference tournament before falling in penalty kicks to second-seeded UConn. USF advanced to its second NCAA tournament appearance under Schilte-Brown and hosted the first round at Corbett Stadium.
In 2013, Schilte-Brown led the Bulls to a 10-4-6 overall record and 4-3-2 mark in the American Athletic Conference. Under Schilte-Brown, USF advanced to the semifinals of the conference tournament before falling to top-seeded UCF in penalty kicks.
Schilte-Brown led the Bulls to a 11-5-3 overall record in 2012 and the team posted a 6-2-2 record in conference play, tying for the most conference wins under Schilte-Brown. The Bulls made an impressive run all the way to the BIG EAST Semifinals before falling to Georgetown in penalty kicks.
2010 proved to be a year of firsts for USF, not only under Schilte-Brown but the entire program. She took the Bulls, the farthest they had ever been in the BIG EAST Championships. The Bulls were the No. 3 seed out of the American Division and receiving a first round bye USF traveled to the nations capaital and knocked off Georgetown in the quarterfinals.
In the semifinals, USF came from behind twice to defeat then- No.12/8 Marquette 3-2 in Piscataway, NJ. The Bulls eventual lost to No. 22 West Virginia, 1-0in their first finals appearance.
Prior to 2010 the Bulls had never advanced past the second round of the Championships and had never finished higher than second in a conference tournament in 16 seasons. USF is 3-3 six BIG EAST Conference Championship matches.
More impressively the Bulls earned the program's first NCAA Tournament in 2010 and picked up their first NCAA win, a 3-1 over Auburn in the first round in Tallahassee, Fla. The Bulls bowed out of the tournament in a 2-1 loss to No. 8 Florida State in the second round.
The Bulls 14 wins in 2010 were one shy of tying the school record. In her career, Schilte-Brown's teams have reached double-digit win totals seven times
Additionally, women's soccer finished ranked in a national poll for the first time in school history following the 2010 campaighn.
The Bulls finished ranked No. 25 by Soccer America in the final regular season poll, No. 28 by Top Drawer Soccer and received votes in the final postseason ranking by the NCSAA, all of which were program firsts.
With a 5-1-1 record, the Bulls completed their best non-conference slate since 2005 when USF went 5-1 against teams outside the BIG EAST conference. It was the Bulls best start since 1998 when they opened with a 9-0 record.
In 2009, USF returned to the BIG EAST Tournament and picked up their first BIG EAST postseason win, a 1-0 win over DePaul in Tampa in the first round. Following the season, the Bulls were recognized by Somis Sports as the 13th most improved women's soccer programs in America from 2008 to 2009.
In her first season at USF, Schilte-Brown guided the Bulls to a 4-10-3 record and lead the Bulls to their first Big East Championships in school history.
In 2008, Schilte-Brown welcomed 28 newcomers to her soccer program and eclipsed the win total from the previous season but missed out on post season play.
Not only have the Bulls made huge strides on the field, the Bulls have made excellence in the classroom routine. The Bulls received the NSCAA Team Academic Award for the 2009-10 academic year.
USF was one of 634 soccer teams (195 men, 439 women) to post a team grade point average of 3.0 or higher, thereby earning the NSCAA Team Academic Award for the 2009-10 academic year. The Bulls posted a 3.39 combined grade point average.
Schilte-Brown came to USF after seven years at Virginia Commonwealth, where she led the Rams to consecutive appearances in the NCAA Women's Soccer College Cup (2004, 2005) and back-to-back conference championships.
During her seven years at VCU, Schilte-Brown led the Rams to a 77-51-17 record, including Colonial Athletic Association (CAA) conference championships in 2004 and 2005 and a third-place finish in 2006. The Rams won the CAA Tournament as well in 2004 and under Schilte-Brown's guidance advanced to the program's only two NCAA Tournament appearances in 2004 and 2005.
In 2005 Schilte-Brown’s Black and Gold was unbeaten in the conference, posting a 9-0-2 record, and made their second-consecutive appearance in the NCAA Women’s College Cup, earning their first-ever NCAA tournament victory, a 3-1 win over Clemson. Schilte-Brown was recognized as the CAA Coach of the Year in 2001 and a year later she was the runner-up for the Soccer Buzz Coach of the Year for the Mid-Atlantic region.
Prior to arriving at VCU in 2000, Schilte-Brown directed the University of Maryland-Baltimor County Retrievers to an 18-17-1 record over two seasons, including a second and fourth-place finish in the Northeast Conference.
After graduating from UMBC in 1996 with a bachelor's degree in economics, Schilte-Brown served as an assistant coach at both Eckerd (Fla.) College (1997) and the University of Tampa (1998) before returning to her alma mater.
While in Florida, she was also the head coach of the Tampa Heather U-13 and U-19 youth soccer clubs.
Since 2002 Schilte-Brown has served as a Region I staff coach for the U-19 Olympic Development Program (ODP) and was an assistant coach for the Virginia Youth Soccer Association (VYSA) U-17 ODP. She was also a head coach at both the 2003 and 2004 InfoSport Pro Soccer Combines.
Schilte-Brown also recently became a U.S. National Training Staff coach and is working towards obtaining her UEFA "B" Coaching Badge.
In February of 2001, Schilte-Brown became the first women's soccer player to be inducted into UMBC's Athletic Hall of Fame. The 1996 Big South Conference Player of the Year earned all-conference accolades four consecutive seasons while at UMBC and was the team MVP three of her four seasons with the Retrievers. Schilte-Brown still holds the UMBC record in goals (55), assists (38) and points (148).
Schilte-Brown completed, with honors, her M.S. in sports administration and management with a concentration in administration and coaching from VCU in 2003. She also possesses a USSF A coaching license.
A native of Grimsby, Ontario, and a member of the 1997 Canadian National Team, Schilte-Brown also played two seasons in the Women's Bundesliega professional league in Germany as well as the W-League in the United States from 1998-2001.
Schilte-Brown and her husband, Chris, have twins named Ethan and Kenza.