Now in his 27th year at The College of Wooster, David “Geordie” Brown oversees a women’s soccer program that is regularly ranked among the top-10 in the NCAA Div. III Great Lakes Region as the Scots have won four North Coast Athletic Conference championships (1991, 1994, 1996, 2010) and advanced to three NCAC Tournament title games (2002, 2003, 2008).
Brown’s overall record of 286-149-40 (.644) not only makes him the winningest women’s soccer coach at Wooster, but puts him among the top-35 in NCAA Div. III history for victories. Brown has been honored as the NCAC Coach of the Year in 1994, 1996, 2002, and 2010, and Great Lakes Region Coach of the Year in 1991 and 1992, and he received the Ohio College Soccer Officials Sportsmanship Award in 2005.
Also of note, 24 of Brown’s 25 teams have posted winning records, and he has coached five Scots to All-American honors, including as recently as 2011, seven players who have already been enshrined in the school’s W Association Hall of Fame, three Academic All-Americans®, and 71 different all-conference award winners.
A 1989 gradate of Cleveland State University, Brown was a two-time captain and four-year starter with the Vikings, and earned all-conference, All-Ohio, and All-Mideast Region honors during his career. He went on to play in the National Professional Soccer League with the Chicago Power and Cleveland Crunch, and in the United Systems of Independent Soccer Leagues with the Cleveland Caps and the Columbus Xoggz.
Originally from Newcastle, England, Brown graduated from the Harton Comprehensive School and played for England’s 1984 national boys’ club champions before coming to the United State to attend Cleveland State, where he served as an assistant coach for three seasons following his playing career.
He resides in Wooster with his wife, Kim Shaw, formerly the head women’s soccer coach at Case Western Reserve University, and their son Keagan (18) and daughter Cassidy (15).