Ross Brady begins his first season as a volunteer assistant with the Northern Illinois men's soccer program following two seasons as an assistant coach at Hastings College in Hastings, Neb. Brady will also take over as the Director of Coaching for the Northern Illinois FC.
Brady began his collegiate coaching career in 2011 with the Hastings women's program, helping the Broncos to an 18-3-1 record, both the Great Plains Athletic Conference regular season and tournament championships while advancing to the Round of 16 in the NAIA Tournament. Brady moved over to the Hastings men's program in 2012 and helped guide the Bronco men to a 16-7 record, GPAC regular season and tournament crowns and the Round of 16 in the NAIA Tournament.
During his time in Nebraska, Brady was served as varsity assistant coach, and JV head coach, at Hastings High School and also worked as a staff coach with the Nebraska Olympic Development Program (ODP).
A native of Memphis, Tenn., Brady played collegiately at Lambuth University in Jackson, Tenn., helping the Eagles win a pair of conference championships (2007, '08) while advancing to the NAIA Tournament in 2008. While playing at Lambuth, Brady also coached the Jackson Wolves U16 boys and U13 girls for one season.
Brady holds at National "C" License and National Youth License from the United States Soccer Federations, he also holds a Goalkeeping Level I and II Diploma from the National Soccer Coaches Association of America. He earned his Bachelor's Degree in Health and Human Performance from Lambuth in 2011 and his Master's in Teaching, with an endorsement in Physical Education, from Hastings in 2013.