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Chris Brown enters his sixth season as an assistant men's soccer coach at Saint Mary's in 2016.

During his tenure in Moraga, the Gaels have enjoyed some their finest seasons - including a West Coast Conference championship and NCAA Elite Eight run in 2011.  

Under his guidance, Doug Herrick and Andre Rawls became two of the top goalkeepers in program history.  Herrick was selected by Portland in Major League Soccer's 2012 supplemental draft, while Rawls was a third-round SuperDraft selection by New York City FC in 2014.  Rawls became the program's first WCC Goalkeeper of the Year and was a first-team all-WCC and NSCAA all-Far West Region selection.

A native of Pleasant Hill, Calif., Brown arrived at Saint Mary's prior to the 2011 season after completing two successful seasons at nearby De La Salle High School. In his two years in Concord, Chris was instrumental in helping the Spartans win back-to-back North Coast Section championships as well as an East Bay Athletic League title in 2010.

In 2008 Brown earned his bachelors in history from Boston College where he also competed as a goalkeeper for the Eagles. In 2007 Brown was the captain of a team that won the first Atlantic Coast Conference championship in school history. He led his team to the No. 1 overall seed in the NCAA tournament.

Brown finished his collegiate career ranked third on BC's all-time list with a 0.91 career goals against average and second on the school's career wins list with 29. In 2008, Brown was rewarded for his play with a place on the All-ACC first-team and in 2007 and 2008 he received ACC All-Tournament team honors. He served as the team's captain during his junior and senior seasons.

In 2008 Brown was part of the United States Olympic Pool for games in China and was invited to participate in a two week Olympic team training camp in Bradenton, Fla.   He was the only college goalkeeper invited to participate with the Olympic Team and was one of only five collegiate players to attend the camp.

After graduating from BC, Brown spent time training with two of the top teams in Denmark and Norway's Premier Leagues. Returning to the United State, he had a brief stint with the Kansas City Wizards in Major League Soccer before signing with Kongsvinger in Norway's first division. Brown returned after re-injuring his knee.

In addition to his position at Saint Mary's, Brown coached boys club soccer at Diablo Futbol Club and currently serves as the Men's Goalkeeping Director at Mustang Soccer Club.

Brown's brother, Adin, was also a professional goalkeeper, most recently with the Portland Timbers of MLS before returning after the 2011 season.  His father, Adin, played football at William and Mary and was a 1968 NFL Draft selection by the Denver Broncos.