Justin Bryant
North Carolina State University
Justin Bryant
North Carolina State
Division 1

Justin Bryant was named Director of Goalkeeping for the NC State womens soccer program by head coach Tim Santoro on July 23, 2018.   The 2018 season will mark the first year of his second stint with the Wolfpack, as he served as Director of Goalkeeping from 2013-15 prior to spending the last year as an assistant coach at UNC Wilmington.   Justin is as good of a goalkeeping coach as there is and it was a priority to get him back to NC State, said Santoro. He was a part of the rebuild when I got here and now hell be a big part of us taking the next step in the ACC and nationally. Hes immersed in the keeper position from his playing days, his coaching and his writing and media background. Our group will learn a lot from him and improve.   A 2001 graduate of Elon, Bryant also spent eight years as an assistant coach with the Phoenix from 1997-2005, helping the program capture the Big South Conference championship in 1999. He also coached goalkeepers for the North Carolina Olympic Development Program during that time.   The Melbourne, Fla., native started his coaching career at Radford, where he served as an assistant coach for the womens team from 1991-93. He moved on to Queens College in 1994 where he worked as an assistant coach for the mens and womens programs.   A three-year starter in goal at Radford University, Bryant led the Highlanders to the 1986 Big South Conference Championship game, and ranks third all-time in career saves (229). Among the first Americans to play overseas, Bryant made his debut in goal for Borehamwood FC of England's National League on March 12, 1988. He signed a professional contract with the Orlando Lions of the American Soccer League in September 1988, spent the following season with Dunfermline Athletic of the Scottish Premier Division, and rejoined Borehamwood for the 1990-91 season. He finished his playing career by leading the Cocoa Expos to the 1995 USISL Championship game, having won all twenty-two of his starts in goal.