Chad Brown is in his fourth year on the UNLV staff after spending the previous seven years as head coach for the Crossfire Premier Soccer Club. He ran two teams in the club program in Redmond, Wash., where he started as the head coach in 1999. He has been serving as acting head coach since February 26, 2010.
A two-year center midfielder at Fresno State where he was a teammate of UNLV head coach Mario Sanchez, Brown was twice named All-Western Athletic Conference and led the Bulldogs in scoring in both 1997 and 1998. He began his collegiate playing career at Bellevue Community College, where he was an NWAAC All-State selection while leading it to the 1994 NWAAC Championship. He repeated that feat with Spokane Community College in 1996, leading the school to the NWAAC Championship while being named NWAAC MVP.
After graduating from FSU in 1999 with a bachelor's of arts degree in sociology, he joined the Seattle Sounders in the professional A League and helped them to the league finals in 2004-05, and to the league championship in 2005-06.
While coaching the Crossfire Premier Soccer Club, Brown also owned, coordinated and ran operations for First Touch Training LLC, which were soccer training clinics in the Seattle area, from 2003-2006. He has since started running a First Touch Training in Las Vegas as well.