Victor Brady is now the two-time reigning Centennial Conference Coach of the Year after another tremendous performance by the Owls in his fourth season at the helm of the program. The 2019 campaign was perhaps the best season in program history for the Owls, as Bryn Mawr achieved a 14-4 overall record and earned their ever first berth into the Centennial Conference tournament. The Owls picked up numerous historic wins along the way as well; a 3-2 overtime win on the road over Gettysburg gave Bryn Mawr their first win over the Bullets in program history (the first time any non-racing team at Bryn Mawr has ever defeated Gettysburg). Bryn Mawr also won over Washington College for the first time since 1993, Muhlenberg and Dickinson for the first time since 1996, and McDaniel for the first time since 1999. The Owls built an eight-game winning streak at one point during the campaign, their longest win streak in program history. The team scored their most goals and recorded their most assists in a single season program history as well, with the team ranking top-20 nationally in scoring margin, scoring average, points per game, and goals per game.
Over his four seasons at the helm, Brady has racked up 30 wins. That total is the second-most in Bryn Mawr coaching history, second only to Bryn Mawr legend Jenepher Shillingford. In 2018, Brady helped lead the Owls to their most wins and first winning season since 1996. In addition, in 2018 Bryn Mawr completed the Tri-Co sweep with victories over both Haverford and Swarthmore for the first time in the same season in recorded program history.
Brady was named the head field hockey coach at Bryn Mawr College in May of 2016, joining the Owls after serving as an assistant coach at Smith College in Northampton, Massachusetts for the 2014 and 2015 seasons.
At Smith, Brady was involved in every aspect of the program under head coach Jaime Ginsberg. Thanks in part to Brady’s guidance, the 2015 Pioneers compiled their most wins in a season since 1993, defeated three NCAA-Tournament participants, and won the program’s first-ever East Coast Athletic Conference Championship while competing against one of the strongest schedules in all of Division III.
While at Smith, Brady also served as an administrative and teaching fellow within the athletic and Exercise and Sport Studies departments and was named Acting Sports Information Director for two months during the 2015 fall. He was selected to attend the NCAA’s Emerging Leaders Seminar in January, 2015.
Prior to his tenure at Smith, Brady served as the assistant coach at Denison University in 2013-14. The Big Red recorded a 17-2 record that season including a 13-game winning streak, a No. 1 ranking in the Great Lakes region, and an NCAC regular season co-championship title.
In addition to his college coaching experience, Brady is heavily involved in USA Field Hockey, club, and camp coaching. He served as a USA Futures Head Coach at two sites in 2016 and coached at the National Futures Championship in each of the past two years. Brady served as the coaching director for NOMADS Field Hockey Club in Northampton and was named co-director of Revolution Field Hockey’s Pomfret School Camp in 2016.
A native of White Plains, New York, Brady completed his Master of Science degree in Exercise and Sport Studies at Smith College in May, 2016. He arrives at Bryn Mawr familiar with both the Centennial Conference and the Tri-Co as a 2013 graduate of Swarthmore College, where he earned a Bachelor of Arts degree with High Honors while majoring in political science.