Rick Brown
Colgate University
Rick Brown
Assistant Coach
Division 1

Ricky Brown '17 was named to the assistant coach position in March 2018.    I am thrilled that Ricky has decided to return to Colgate and be a part of my staff, Ronning said. As a student athlete, he embodied the values Colgate Soccer holds dear both on and off the field. This will carry over as an assistant coach helping this program continue to raise the standard in every aspect.   Brown helped guide Colgate to its third consecutive Patriot League Tournament title in his first season in 2018. The Raiders under Browns guidance became the first Patriot League team to win three straight titles, and they advanced to the second round of the NCAA Tournament after upsetting No. 22 New Hampshire in the first round.   Colgate in 2018 tied the program record for wins in a season with 13, finishing 13-5-5 overall and 5-2-2 in conference play. Primarily working with goalkeepers, Brown helped guide Colgate to the top of the national ranks in several major defensive categories. The Raiders ranked eighth in shutouts (10), 16th in goals-against average (0.699), 18th in save percentage (0.809), and 19th in shutout percentage (0.478).   Brown was Colgates four-year starting goalkeeper from 2013-17. He finished his career tied for third in program history in career shutouts with 17 clean sheets and helped guide the Raiders to a 2016 Patriot League Tournament Championship and NCAA Tournament appearance and a 2015 regular-season championship. Brown started in 73 games throughout his prolific four-year career, compiling 32 wins, a 0.736 save percentage and 1.32 GAA.   As a senior in 2016, Brown tallied a league-best eight shutouts and was named to the Patriot League All-Tournament team after guiding the Raiders to their sixth-ever Patriot League Championship and NCAA Tournament appearance. The Laguna Hills, Calif. native made 18 saves throughout Colgates Patriot League Tournament run before stopping two of six penalty kick attempts in the championship game to secure Colgates league title.   He earned third team All-Patriot League nods as a junior after finishing the season with a 0.97 goals against average and .800 save percentage. Brown compiled 118 saves during his first two years as Colgates starting keeper as a freshman and sophomore.   Brown graduated from Colgate in May 2017 with a bachelors degree in philosophy. He spent the summer of 2017 as a member of the U23 Nashville SC that competes in the Premier Development League. While in Nashville, Brown also served as a volunteer coach at Lipscomb University and a Goalkeeper Coach at CPS Soccer Academy and Nashville Soccer Academy.