Coach Brown has coached soccer forover 40 years, and has built the Newman University men’s program into the most respected in the country. In addition to serving as head men’s soccer coach at Newman the past 22 seasons, where he has achieved more than 225 wins, Brown launched the women’s program in 1989, which he coached for he first 11 years of its existence. Brown has led the men’s soccer to numerous achievements, including three regional championships, three trips to the NAIA Nationals and one National Quarter-Final finish. He has been named Conference Coach-of-the-Year four times, Region Coach-of-the-Year three times, and District Coach-of-the-Year once. He has coached over 75 All-Conference, 20 All-Region, and 10 All-American players. Newman University now competes at the NCAA D-II level in the Heartland Conference where 7 players in two years have achieved All-Conference honors. In 2008 the Jets finished in fourth place, up two spots from the previous season. In the 2010 season the Jets saw two players selected first team for the Heartland Conference All-Conference team, three players named All-Region, and also the Freshman-of-the-year for the Heartland Conference. Recruiting for the 2011 season has gone well, making Jets soccer the place to be for seeing the most exciting game of attacking outdoor soccer available in the area.
Coach Brown was named a member of the Wichita Wings On-Line Hall-of-Fame, and just this year his 1996 men's team was named to the Newman University Athletic Department Hall-of-Fame. Brown was an All-Conference and All-American NCAA D-I goalkeeper at the University of Washington. He was a member of the U.S. Youth National Team, was selected in the U.S. Olympic player pool, and has played on eight professional soccer teams over three decades. He has also coached professionally in both indoor and outdoor leagues. No other coach in the region brings this level of experience to the game of soccer.
Coach Brown holds a B.S. in Business Management, a M.B.A. in Leadership, and a PhD (ABD) in Organization and Management with a concentration in Leadership. This extensive educational background creates a unique perspective on his coaching philosophy and style.
|1988 – Present||Kansas Newman College/Newman University|
|2008 - Present||Goalkeeper Coach NSA|
|2002 – 2005||Goalkeeper Coach Air Capitol Soccer Club|
|1998||Head Coach Shreveport-Bossier Lions USL D-3 Pro Soccer|
|1996 – 2000||Co-Director of Coaching Wichita Botafogo Futbol Club|
|1992 – 1993||Director of Coaching Wichita Arsenal Soccer Club|
|1988 – 1990||Head Coach Wichita Arsenal Soccer Club U-19|
|1987||Goalkeeper Coach Toledo Pride (AISA) Pro Soccer|
|1986||Head Coach Ft. Wayne Flames (AISA) Pro Soccer|
|1984 – Present||Director Cliff Brown Soccer Camps|
|1984 – 1986||Head Coach Wichita Jets U-15/U-17|
|1978 – 1979||Assistant Coach University of Washington Men’s Soccer|
|1968 – 1979||Head Coach various youth soccer teams in Washington State|
|2003 – 2005||Wichita Select,exhibition matches Vs MLS teams|
|2001 – 2003||Kansas Select/Wichita Warriors (semi-pro indoor)|
|1994||Wichita Blue, USISL (Pro-Division, outdoor)|
|1993||Oklahoma City Slickers, USISL (Pro-Division, outdoor)|
|1992 – 1993||Tulsa Ambush, NPSL (professional indoor)|
|1991 – 1993||Mitre Cup Indoor National Finals Men’s Open Division|
|1991||Wichita Wings, MSL (professional indoor)|
|1989 – 1992||Wichita Blue, Loan Star Alliance/USISL (Pro-Division)|
|1986 – 1987||Toledo Pride AISA (professional indoor|
|1983 – 1984||Tacoma Stars, Kansas City Comets, MISL (professional indoor)|
|1981 – 1983||Wichita Wings, MISL (professional indoor)|
|1979 – 1981||Cleveland Force, MISL (professional indoor)|
|1978 – 1979||Seattle Sounders NASL (professional outdoor)|
|1974 – 1977||University of Washington|
|1974||United States Junior National Team & Olympic Team|
U14 Wings Boys Receive A Invite To Compete Against Sporting KC Jr Academy July 9,2011
July 9,2011 @ 1:30 pm the Wichita Wings U14 Boys became only the second youth team to compete at Livestrong Sporting Park, home of Sporting KC MLS professional soccer. As the 1st Wichita team to receive an academy game invite we would like to say thank you to Sporting Kansas City for the first class treatment while we attended. Peter Vermes head coach of Sporting KC pro and former US National team player, watched the U14 game.
Cliff Brown Head Coached his Wings and Midfielder Sammy Avila was our leading scorer with 2 goals in 70 minutes. All the boys played well and enjoyed a opportunity to compete in a world class stadium. After, LeBaron Hollimon Wings professional head coach congratulated the boys during Chivas vs Sporting KC.
Team Uniforms are provided by Wichita Wings Youth Soccer Sponsors