Entering his eighth season as an assistant coach with USF in 2014, Chris Brown has played an important role in the success of the USF women's soccer program over the last seven seasons.
Brown has helped guide the Bulls to constant improvement as each season has seen the Bulls improve in almost every offensive and defensive category. USF bettered its numbers from the previous season in each of his first four seasons in total wins, conference wins, goals scored, points, shots on goal, goals allowed, GAA and shutouts.
Brown helped lead USF to its second straight 10-plus win season and third in four years in 2013 as well as an appearance in the semifinals of the American Athletic Conference Tournament.
In 2012 the Bulls posted a 11-5-3 overall record and 6-2-2 record in BIG EAST play and advanced to the BIG EAST semifinals before falling to Georgetown in penalty kicks. USF's six conference wins tied for the most since Brown joined the staff in 2007.
In 2010, the Bulls made their first appearance in the BIG EAST Championship Finals and made their first NCAA tournament, earning their first NCAA win with a 3-1 defeat of Auburn. Brown helped the Bulls to the second most wins program history (14) which was one shy of the program record.
Brown is the head coach for the Guyana Senior Women's National Soccer team. During the summer of 2010, Brown watched his Guyana Senior Women's National Soccer team qualify for both the Central American and Caribbean Games and the final round of the 2010 Gold Cup.
In his first season with the Bulls, Brown helped guide the Bulls to the 2007 BIG EAST tournament and then again in 2009, where they picked up their first BIG EAST Championship win.
Brown came to USF from Virginia Commonwealth, where he worked with the Rams for seven seasons, six of which were as the co-head coach, alongside his wife, Denise.
Brown joined then-fiancée Denise Schilte for the 2000 season as an assistant coach and helped guide VCU, which finished just 3-15-2 the previous year, to a breakthrough campaign. The Rams finished with a record of 9-10-1 and advanced to the semifinals of the CAA tournament for the first time in school history. He was elevated to co-head coach after the couple married in April, 2001 and directed the 2001 VCU squad to seven wins and another appearance in the league tournament semifinals, which earned the husband-and-wife tandem CAA Coach-of-the-Year honors.
In 2004, the tandem guided the Rams to their first CAA Tournament Title and their first-ever trip to the NCAA Tournament. VCU continued its success the next season, winning the 2005 CAA regular season title and advancing to the NCAA Tournament for the second consecutive season while also winning the program's first and only game in the tournament, a 3-1 victory over Clemson. Those two seasons are still the only two in school history in which the Rams have advanced the NCAA Tournament.
Brown's soccer resume is outstanding, both as a coach and player. He played at both UNC Charlotte and American University before graduating with honors from the latter in 1994.
He played professionally for 11 seasons (1994-2004), including the last five with the Richmond Kickers of the A-League. Brown was also a member of the A-League's New Orleans Storm from 1996-99 and played briefly for Major League Soccer's Dallas Burn during the 1998 season. In addition, he spent two years with TusCelle of the German Third Division.
Brown's collegiate coaching career began as an assistant with the University of Tampa men's team in 1997. He then joined Schilte during her two-year stint as head coach at Maryland-Baltimore County before the pair arrived at VCU.
Born in London, England, Brown grew up in San Antonio, Texas, and holds citizenship in three countries: the United States, England and Canada. He possesses a USSF "A" coaching license and a USSF National Youth coaching license.
Brown and his wife, Denise, have two children, a set of twins named Ethan and Kenza.