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Technical Director | CAFC 

Founder of WPSL CAFC Ospreys


In 1988, Brown earned his national “A” license from the United States Soccer Federation offering 26 years of soccer coaching expertise. He coached 15 years in the USL, 11 years with the Carolina Dynamo, and 4 years with the Delaware Wizards. During his stint with Delaware, he led the Wizards to 3 Northeast Divisional Finals and was selected Atlantic Division Coach of the Year in 1993. In 1999, the Carolina Dynamo advanced further than any other USL 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 I team that competed in the US Soccer Festival. In 2002, Coach Brown was inducted into 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 under Brown where he was selected as Pro Select League Coach of the Year. Brown has also been a staff coach for Delaware and Maryland’s Olympic Development Programs. Prior to his years in the USL, Brown coached at Delaware Tech Junior College for two seasons where his Spirit teams were ranked in the NJCAA top 20 both seasons. In 1991, the Spirit team reached a high record ranking of 10th in the nation. Brown spent 10 years coaching at A.I. DuPont High School in Greenville, Delaware, winning 4 Blue Hen Conference titles and competing in the state playoffs for 8 seasons which included 4 state semi-final appearances.

In June of 2005 with a 6-2 victory over Raleigh, Brown broke the record for the most wins in the Carolina Dynamo Club’s history. In 2006, Brown led the Carolina Dynamo to an undefeated PDL regular season National Championship, only the 7th team to accomplish this in the 21-year history of United Soccer Leagues. The 2006 Carolina Dynamo advanced further than any PDL team in the Lamar Hunt US Open Cup with victories over Cape Cod, Richmond Kickers, and Seattle Sounders before losing to the Houston Dynamo of MLS. Brown was selected as PDL National 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 126-66-17

Delaware Wizards 49-37-11

USL Totals 175-103-28

Coach Brown coached over 300 USL Matches.

In June 2010, Joe Brown took over the Padua Academy Women’s Soccer program, an all girls catholic high school located in Wilmington, DE. The Pandas advanced to the semi-finals in 2011 and won state championships in 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2018, and 2019.

Padua Academy Women’s Soccer program was ranked top twenty in the nation for four consecutive years:

2012 - Top 10

2013 - 13th in the nation

2014 - 18th in the nation

2015 - 11th in the nation

In 2016, Padua reached #2 in the NSCAA National Poll winning their 5th straight Championship. In 2017, Padua reached the State Finals for the sixth year in a row. Brown’s Padua Academy captured the school’s record ninth State Championship in 2018 and finished 21st in the Final United Soccer Coaches’ National Poll.

Brown’s Padua Record 145-9-6

Professional Accomplishments


  • Coached 300 USL Pro & PDL League Matches

  • Developed Two Soccer Only Stadiums

  • Two-Season National Championships

  • Coached in US Open Cup Against Major League Soccer Teams: Columbus Crew and Houston Dynamo

  • USL Hall of Fame

  • USL Executive of the Year

  • Two-time USL National Coach of the Year

  • Coached Over 30 Major League Soccer Draft Picks

  • Head Coach for the “EAST” Team at the US Soccer Festival

  • United States Soccer Federation “A” License

  • Coached AI DuPont HS for 10 Years (4 Blue Hen Conference Championships)

  • Appointed Head Soccer Coach of Padua Academy in June, 2010

  • Founder of Coastal Atlantic Futbol Club

  • Founder Member of Youth Sports Institute of Delaware

  • Director of Soccer | DE Turf

  • CEO / President | USFT SPORTS LLC

Sporting Director | YSI of Delaware

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