Women’s Soccer: Casey Brown named head coach

Nickerson field, the home of Boston University women’s soccer. COURTESY OF BU ATHLETICS

By Hannah Yoshinaga

Casey Brown was named the new head coach of Boston University women’s soccer on Friday, ending the University’s search to find the second head coach in program history.

Brown is a former BU soccer player who also served as an assistant coach with the program for four seasons. Most recently, she helmed the University of Pennsylvania women’s soccer team from 2020-2021, which finished fifth in the Ivy League with a 9-5-2 record.

“It is a tremendous honor to have the opportunity to lead the Boston University women’s soccer program,” Brown said in a statement released by BU Athletics. “This place is home and helped shape me into the person I am today. I look forward to continuing the culture of excellence here and I feel immense gratitude for all Nancy Feldman has done while at the helm to make this program a standard-setter.”


Brown also served as head coach at the College of the Holy Cross from 2015-2019. In her final season with the Terriers’ Patriot League foes, Brown was honored as Patriot League Coach of the Year after leading the team to a second-place regular season finish and to its first Patriot League tournament in 19 years.

While Brown was an assistant at BU, the Terriers won three league titles and made three NCAA tournament appearances.

“In a relatively short period of time, Casey has risen up the coaching ranks by making a significant impact at each of her stops, and we look forward to watching her carry on our winning tradition by guiding our student-athletes to high levels of success both on and off the field,” Director of Athletics Drew Marrochello said in a statement.

As a player, she helped lead BU soccer to four NCAA tournaments and three league titles. She was named the America East Defender of the Year three times and the conference championship’s most outstanding player in 2007. She is the only player in America East history to win three player of the year awards at her position.

Brown was also drafted by the National Women’s Soccer League’s Boston Breakers in 2010.

Brown’s appointment to the head coaching position follows the departure of Nancy Feldman, who coached the Terriers for 27 years and was the only coach in program history prior to her retirement in April.

“We’ve been proud to call Casey a Terrier for over a decade and we couldn’t be more happy that she’s back here where it all began,” Marrochello said.