Another local coach steps down: Joe Brown leaving town…

Posted by Andy Durham on November 17, 2010 at 9:58 am under Professional | Read the First Comment

Dynamo Coach/Executive Steps Down

Greensboro, NC: Today the Carolina Dynamo announced Dynamo Head Coach &
Vice President, Joe Brown is leaving the club in order to pursue other
opportunities. Brown is the CEO/President of US Futbol Training located
in Delaware. In 2002, Coach Brown was inducted in the USL Hall of Fame
and named USL D-3 Pro League executive of the year. Brown coached the
Dynamo for 11 years and leaves the club as the leader in all time wins,
compiling a record of 116-61-14. Brown’s teams won two regular season
National Championships (2003 & 2006), and countless divisional titles.
Prior to joining the Dynamo Brown owned and coached the Delaware Wizards
compiling a record of 49-37-11. Browns overall record in USL is
165-99-26. “It is obviously bitter-sweet that I leave the Dynamo” says
Brown. “I’d like to thank all the local soccer clubs, corporate partners
as well as Neil Macpherson (Dynamo founder) for their support over the
years. I’ve made many of life-long friends and relationships during my
time in Greensboro and the Dynamo will always have a special place in my
heart,” Brown goes onto add. Dynamo GM Scott Zapko says, “We’ll miss Joe
Brown on many levels as he is a top notch soccer coach and executive. He
has done wonders to help promote soccer here in the Triad during his time
with the Dynamo. He will always be part of the Dynamo tradition of
excellence. With that being said, it is business as usual for the Dynamo.
We continue to bring affordable family entertainment and a high level of
soccer to the Piedmont. As for a coach, we have several in mind but don’t
plan on hiring one until after the Holidays,” Zapko continues.

Joe Brown Bio:
Coach Brown has over 25 years of coaching experience at most levels in the
United States. Brown leaves the Dynamo having coached a total of 15
seasons in the USL, eleven with the Carolina Dynamo and four with the
Delaware Wizards. During his stint with Delaware he lead the Wizards to
three Northeast Divisional Finals and was selected Atlantic Division Coach
of the year in 1993. In 1999, the Carolina Dynamo advanced further than
any other D3 team in the Lamar Hunt US OPEN CUP before bowing out of the
tournament to the Columbus Crew of Major League Soccer.

In 2000, Brown was appointed Head Coach of the Region 1 team that competed
in The US Soccer Festival. In 2002, Coach Brown was inducted in the USL
Hall Of Fame and named USL executive of the year. In 2003, the Carolina
Dynamo won the USL Pro Select League Regular season championship and Brown
was selected as Pro Select League Coach of the Year. He has been a staff
coach for Delaware and Maryland’s Olympic
Development Programs. Prior to his years in the USL, Brown coached at the
Junior college level at Delaware Tech for two seasons. His Spirit teams
where ranked in the NJCAA top 20 both seasons and in 1991 the team reached
a high record ranking 10th in the Nation. Brown spent ten years coaching
in the high school level at A.I. DuPont High School in Greenville,
Delaware, winning four Blue Hen conference titles and competing in the
state playoffs for eight seasons, including four state semi-final
appearances. Brown holds an “A” license from the United States Soccer
Federation. In June of 2005, with a 6-2 victory over Raleigh CASL Elite,
Brown broke the record for the most wins in the Club’s history.

In 2006, Brown led the Carolina Dynamo to an undefeated PDL regular season
national championship, only the seventh team to accomplish this in the
21-year history of United Soccer Leagues. The 2006 the Dynamo advanced
further than any PDL team in the Lamar Hunt US Open Cup with the victories
over Cape Cod, Richmond Kickers (USL-2), Seattle Sounders (USL-1), before
losing to the Houston Dynamo of MLS. Brown was selected PDL Coach of the
Year in 2006.

In 2006 and 2007 the Dynamo won back to back South Atlantic division
titles and in 2007 the Dynamo reached the National quarterfinals in the
Southern Conference Championship game. Carolina Dynamo record
116-61-14…Delaware Wizards record 49-37-11… USL Totals 165-99-26

About the Carolina Dynamo:
Come see the stars of tomorrow right here in the Piedmont Triad today!
The Carolina Dynamo is one of the oldest and most storied clubs in US
soccer, having won 4 National Championships, multiple Conference
Championships, and 8 Division Titles. Founded in 1993, the Dynamo is
three years older than Major League Soccer. The Dynamo is a team of elite
college players with professional aspirations. They compete for the
Dynamo during the summer, and then return to colleges to finish their
eligibility. Many of our players are drafted by MLS clubs and can been
seen playing ABC & ESPN the following summer. Beginning with Major League
Soccer’s 1996 inaugural year, 49 Dynamo players have been drafted by MLS
teams — 32 since the Dynamo joined the Premier Development League in
2004.

The Carolina Dynamo also has a global reach. There are 44 Dynamo players
currently playing professional soccer in 13 different countries. Since
Dynamo’s inception, 17 players have represented 7 different countries in
International and World Cup play — 7 of these Dynamo alumni have played
for the United States.

2011 Corporate Partnerships and season tickets are on sale now. For more
information, please visit www.carolinadynamo.com or call the Dynamo at
(336) 316-1266.

Scott Zapko
General Manager
Carolina Dynamo Soccer Club


  • Hugh Johns said,

    Heard he was going to be starting the soccer program at Oak Ridge. Has 5 players/students from England, 3 from Germany, and 2 from Spain already enrolled for the spring.