an Brophy joined the Florida Southern College women’s soccer program on February 1st, 2017, as an assistant coach. Prior to joining the Moccasins, Brophy served under new Florida Southern Head Women’s Soccer Coach Paul Lawrence at Knox College, where they led the Prairie Fire to their first ever Midwest Conference regular season and tournament championships in 2016. The Prairie Fire also earned a bid to the NCAA Division III Tournament for the first time in team history. With their 19-1-1 overall record in 2016, and a 9-0 mark in the Midwest Conference, the Prairie Fire set numerous school and conference records and became the first team at Knox College to go through the regular season undefeated since the 1919 football team went 8-0.
During the 2016 season, the Prairie Fire out-scored their opponents 65-6 with 17 shutouts and a 0.28 goals against average that ranked fifth in the nation in Division III. They also ranked third nationally in shutout percentage (.810), seventh in save percentage (.903) and 23rd in scoring offense (3.10 goals per game). Within the Midwest Conference they were first or second in nearly every statistical category. Knox also earned a top-25 ranking in the NSCAA national poll for the first time in program history. Five players earned All-MWC honors, and three were named to the NSCAA All-North Region Team.
Before coaching at Knox College, Brophy served as an assistant coach for both women’s and men’s soccer at Treasure Valley Community College from 2014-2015. There he helped the Chukars host their first ever women’s soccer home conference playoff game, while setting single season records for wins in 2014 with a 16-3-3 record. Treasure Valley women’s soccer also made its first ever appearance in the NWAC quarterfinals in 2014. TVCC women’s soccer ended the 2015 season on a school record 8-game unbeaten run and returned to the NWAC playoffs with a record of 12-6-2.
While at Knox College and Treasure Valley, Brophy served the programs in a variety of areas, including recruiting, opposition scouting, clinics and camps, training plans, game planning, video analysis, and travel coordination. He recruited and coached players that have gone on to play in the WPSL, NCAA Division I, NCAA Division II, NCAA Division III and NAIA.
In 2016 Brophy also served as Assistant Director of Soccer at YALLA in San Diego, an organization that uses soccer combined with academic programs to help refugee and immigrant youth rebuild their lives and get into college.
A native of Miami, Florida, Brophy earned a bachelor of Science degree from Emerson College in 2012 in Journalism. He holds a USSF National D Coaching License and has been a head coach at the middle school, high school, and competitive club levels.