Worcester, Mass. – Joe Brady, the all-time leader in wins in women's soccer program history at Clark University, announced he is stepping away from coaching on Thursday and has been promoted to Associate Director of Athletics by Director of Athletics and Recreation, Trish Cronin.
"This is incredibly bittersweet for me," said Brady, who guided the Cougar sidelines for 13 seasons. "I will miss coaching but this transition into a full-time administrative role is something I am extremely excited about. I'm glad I get to continue to work at a place like Clark that has been my home for the last 14 years."
Brady, who was promoted to Assistant Athletic Director in August 2013, will continue to oversee the department's alumni endeavors, contest scheduling, intramurals, sports information, event operations, serve as the liaison to information technology and continue as the Director of the Clark University High School Tournament. He will also serve as the sport administrator for men's soccer, women's soccer and lacrosse.
He began his tenure at Clark in 2001 as both the women's soccer coach and sports information director until moving into a full-time coaching role in 2006.
In 13 seasons on the Cougar sidelines, Brady has led Clark to 89 wins and eight appearances in the NEWMAC Tournament including eight in the last nine seasons. He ends his coaching career with a 151-150-18 overall record.
His teams have advanced to the conference semifinals on four separate occasions, most recently in 2011 and in 2005 the Cougars advanced all the way to the ECAC Tournament Championship before falling to eventual champion Keene State.
He has mentored 13 all-conference players and five more all-New England honorees and his teams have always excelled in the classroom with 56 selections to the NEWMAC Academic All-Conference team.
Before arriving at Clark, Brady had tremendous success at Anna Maria College where he spent five seasons, compiling an overall record of 67-35-1. He led the AMCATS to a school-record 17 wins in 1997, capturing the Commonwealth Coast Conference championship and earning a bid to the ECAC Tournament.
A national search for his successor will begin immediately.