Huntsville -Birmingham, Alabama's soccer prodigy returns home!!

Monica (Hall) Brown has joined Birmingham United Soccer Association as the new Director of Soccer Operations.

Starting this summer, Monica will work closely with the entire BUSA staff, helping direct, oversee, and manage the daily soccer business operations for BUSA.   In addition to her Director of Soccer Operations duties, Monica will coach an ECNL girls team as well as help train the younger girls teams.

”I am very excited to be joining Jay and the rest of the BUSA staff.  I am grateful for the opportunity to come back home; I have wonderful memories of playing youth soccer here in Birmingham.  I also look forward to working with and developing relationships within BUSA, the community and the state of Alabama.” 

Monica (Hall) Brown is originally from Huntsville, AL, and is a 1993 graduate of Lee High School.  She played and starred for the Birmingham Lady Magic soccer team in the early 90’s.  She then proceeded to be a Four Year Varsity starter at North Carolina State University, where she served as captain her senior year.   Monica was then the Graduate Assistant Coach for the NC State Women’s Soccer Team from 1997-1999.  After six years at NC State, Monica graduated with a BS and MS in Sports Management

Monica joined the Capital Area Soccer League (CASL) in 2000, where she served as Director of Girls Travel Soccer and was the head coach of several CASL Elite Teams until 2005.  She then spent two years in Richmond, VA working first as Virginia CASL’s Chief Executive Officer.  And after a club merger with the Richmond Strikers Soccer Club, she spent one year as the Director of Soccer Operations and Director of Girls Travel with the Strikers.  She returned back to
Raleigh in 2007 to accept a position at Ravenscroft School as the Assistant Director of Annual Giving and Special Events.  In 2008, she was named the Director of Annual Giving.  She continued her involvement in soccer as the Head Varsity Women’s Soccer Coach at Ravenscroft.  She also spent one season as an Assistant Coach with the Carolina Railhawks Women’s Team (USL).  Monica’s husband and daughter will join her in Birmingham. 

Jay Howell feels “It has been a fantastic week for BUSA, first Oliver, now Monica joining us! Monica is an Alabama Youth Soccer success story.  She is bringing a wealth of soccer knowledge, business experience, and her love of the game back home to Birmingham.”