Big Cat Goalkeeping® : Zac Brown
Big Cat Goalkeeping and Indiana University coach Zac Brown has brought Big Cat Goalkeeping to Indiana after joining IU from NIU. While at Indiana Brown helped lead the 2017 Hoosiers to the College Cup, posting a NCAA Leading .26 Goals Against Average, only conceding seven goals in 25 games. The 18 shutouts by Trey Muse ties an NCAA record for shutouts in a season.
Prior to NIU, Brown coached at Lake Forest College, where he worked with the women’s soccer program during the 2015 season. Brown helped the Foresters record a 14-3-2 record, including a 9-0-1 mark in the Midwest Conference en route to a league championship. In 2015, the Lake Forest goalkeepers combined to record seven shutouts.
In addition to his time at Lake Forest, Brown worked with the Illinois Olympic Development Program (ODP), U.S. Soccer Training Centers and Big Cat Goalkeeping, while he also served as Director of Coaching for Northern Illinois FC.
Brown played collegiately at the University of Richmond and Loyola University (Chicago). Brown also trained with the Carolina Railhawks of the NASL and played for the Railhawks U23 Development Team.
A native of St. Paul, Minn., Brown earned his bachelor’s degree with honors in political science from Loyola in 2014 and his master’s degree in political science from Loyola in 2015. Brown holds a United States Soccer Federation “D” Coaching License.