Courtesy: Duke Sports Information
Michael Brady begins sixth fifth season with the Blue Devils. He was promoted to Associate Head Coach in 2010 after serving as the top assistant coach for two seasons.
An outstanding tactician, he has helped Kerr mentor numerous All-ACC and ACC Players of the Year over the previous three seasons, including the 2011 M.A.C Hermann Trophy winner Andrew Wenger.
Having an influence in all areas of the field, Brady helped the Blue Devils' defense excel in 2012. Duke posted nine shutouts, while allowing just 0.70 goals per game. The 0.70 goals against average was the lowest for a Duke squad since 1987.
With Wenger leading the way and under Brady's watch in 2011, the Blue Devils’ offense flourished scoring the most goals since Duke had 50 in 2006. Duke was shut out just three times and had three-plus goals in six contests in 2011.
Brady came to Duke after serving as the women’s soccer head coach at American University for eight seasons and assists Kerr in all aspects of the program.
Brady has been by Kerr’s side as the Blue Devils have advanced to the NCAA Tournament in each of the previous three seasons, including a round of 16 appearance in 2009. Under Brady’s watchful eye in 2009, the Blue Devils captured four more wins and increased their scoring output by 10 goals.
In his tenure at American in Washington, D.C., Brady led the Eagles to a 72-76-17 record and earned Patriot League Coach of the Year honors in 2007. He led American to an NCAA Tournament appearance and Patriot League Championship in 2002.
Prior to assuming the reins of the women’s soccer program at American, Brady spent three years as director of the Premier Soccer Association based in McLean, Va., which develops year-round clinics and summer camps in the Washington, D.C., metropolitan area. Previously, Brady was the head coach at The Potomac School in McLean for four years.
Brady’s first coaching stint at the collegiate level came during the 1991 season when he was the head coach of the American women’s soccer team. During that season, Brady led the second-year program to a respectable 6-10 record while competing in the challenging Colonial Athletic Association.
As a player at American University, Brady was named the 1985 NCAA Men’s Player of the Year by Soccer America and received the Adi Dassler award from adidas as the top collegiate player of the year as he captained the Eagles to the 1985 NCAA Championship game. The three-time NCAA All-America selection finished his illustrious career with school records of 65 goals and 29 assists for 159 career points.
American University retired Brady’s No. 14 jersey in 1986 and he was inducted into AU’s Athletics Hall of Fame in 1997.
A native of Coventry, England, Brady was a member of the U.S. National team from 1984-1986. He also participated in the National Sports Festival, World University Games and the ISAA Senior Soccer Bowl.
Following his outstanding collegiate career, Brady played professionally for the highly successful Baltimore Blast, a member of the Major Indoor Soccer League, as well as several other professional soccer teams in the United States.
He currently holds his Class "A" coaching license from the United States Soccer Federation (USSF). Brady and his wife, Dori, reside in Cary, N.C., with their son, Nicholas, and daughter, Noelani.