Brown to lead men's soccer in fall of '19

Posted on: January 7, 2019
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A new face will be on the sidelines of the Little Miami soccer pitch this fall as a new head coach will join the men’s soccer program pending Board of Education approval later this month.

Scott Brown, former head coach at Fairborn, Talawanda and most recently Oak Hills, will come on board to lead the Panthers for the 2019-2020 season. The Board is expected to take action on Brown’s employment at its Jan. 22 regular meeting.

Brown coached Oak Hills from 2013 to 2017. The Highlanders hadn’t had a winning season in 13 years and Brown led them to four straight during his time there. Prior to Oak Hills, Brown led Talawanda’s men’s program from 2001-2008 where the Braves won five league titles. 

Scott has been coaching at the club and high school level since 1993. He took the 2017-18 season off from coaching to focus on his son’s football recruiting process. His son, Evan, was the Southwest Ohio Conference football Athlete of the Year this past year as a linebacker at Edgewood. Brown teaches social studies at Valley View Junior High.

He will take over a Panther program that has SWOC title in its recent history (2015), but has amassed just a 9-8-6 league record since then. Brown said he believes the Panthers are poised for greatness and for a second SWOC championship.

“I truly believe that the Little Miami soccer program is a sleeping giant,” he said. “Hopefully I can use what I have learned over the past 20+ seasons as a varsity soccer coach to get it where it deserves to be — a program that the school district and community can be proud of year in and year out.” 

Little Miami Athletic Director Keith Pantling said Brown’s wealth of experience in transforming programs made him a great fit for the position.

“We focused on identifying an experienced coach with a strong track record of building programs the right way, with success on and off the field,” Pantling said. “Coach Brown is exactly what we need for this program right now as we look to compete for a SWOC title in 2019 and move to the ECC in 2020.

“He sets a high standard for his players, has a great plan for the future of our program and we’re excited to welcome him to Little Miami.”

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