Director of Soccer Operations
Rob Brown wrapped up his seventh season as director of soccer operations for the Saint Joseph’s men’s soccer program in Fall 2017.
The Hawks are coming off of a 3-11-4 season in 2017, with a 1-6-1 mark in Atlantic 10 action. Brown helped coach freshman midfielder Ritchie Barry to Atlantic 10 All-Rookie Team honors, and Saint Joseph’s earned wins over Temple, Manhattan, and George Mason and draws with Hartford, VMI, Central Connecticut, and UMass. SJU’s win over Temple was the program’s first since 2013.
The Hawks went 6-11-1 season and 3-5-0 in the A-10 in 2016. Brown helped coach senior midfielder Bliss Harris and junior midfielder Matt Crawford to Atlantic 10 Second Team All-Conference honors, marking the first time the program had earned any type of All-Conference status since 2003. Saint Joseph’s earned non-conference wins over Howard, Hartford, and Central Connecticut State, improving to 4-0 all-time against Howard and earning the first wins in program history over Hartford and Central Connecticut State. SJU opened A-10 play with three consecutive wins for the first time since 2007.
In 2014, Brown helped coach the Hawks to an overall record of 7-7-4 to reach the program’s highest single-season win total since 2003. Saint Joseph’s jumped out to a 5-1-2 start to kick off the season, which marked the program’s best record over its first eight matches since 2002. Over a six-match stretch from September 5-24, the Hawks went 4-0-2, which was the program’s longest unbeaten stretch since 1994.
In 2013, Brown helped the Hawks to their first Atlantic 10 postseason appearance since 1994. Saint Joseph’s held a scoreless tie with George Mason before the Patriots advanced on penalty kicks. With the draw, the Hawks concluded their season with a 5-8-6 overall record, marking the first time since 2007 that the men’s soccer program had notched more than two league wins in one season.
In addition to his duties at Saint Joseph’s, Brown is the General Manager at the Sole Futsal Center. Brown serves as a key ambassador and representative for the indoor sports facility, responsible for all aspects of sales, marketing and sponsorship. He creates and executes a strategic sales plan to maximize sales and retention; Brown is also responsible for consistently monitoring and evaluating the plan’s performance making any necessary adjustments to achieve goals.
Active in youth soccer, Brown coaches the 2008 Parkwood boys’ and 2010/11 Parkwood girls’ soccer team. Brown previously guided the FC Bucks United U-12 boys’ team to the bronze medal at the 2006 USFF National Championships, among many other tournament championships, as well as an EPYSA State Cup Finals appearance.
Brown previously worked as an assistant coach with the boys’ varsity team at William Tennent High School. He also coached the men’s and women’s soccer teams at Arcadia University and the girls’ team at Council Rock South High School, helping the squad to numerous state, district and league titles.
Brown earned an associate’s degree in sport management and a bachelor’s degree in business management from Strayer University in 2009. He currently resides in Philadelphia with his wife, Tina, and their four children – Max, Julianne, Joey, and Claire.