On Tuesday, Feb. 5, McNary High announced the hiring of Lauren Brouse as the new head coach of the girls soccer program. She will be taking over for A.J. Nash, who was the head coach for the past six seasons.
Brouse has served as an assistant coach for the Celtics for the past two seasons. In addition to coaching soccer, Brouse is an English teacher, an assistant track coach and junior class advisor.
Brouse is a McNary alum and played for the Celtics girls soccer program from 2008 to 2011. She is the leading scorer in program history with 41 goals and 41 assists. Brouse was also named to the all-conference team three times and was on the Statesman Journal's all-region team twice.
Brouse went onto to Colorado Mesa University where she competed in soccer and track. She was a defensive standout for the girls soccer team and started every game from her sophomore year on.
“(Brouse) will continue what coach A.J. Nash started. She is going to bring back the extra competitiveness to the McNary girls program that she naturally had as a player, as well as improving each of her players tactically and technically that will take McNary girls soccer to the next level,” said Miguel Camarena, Brouse's former high school coach and current McNary boys soccer coach.
“Brouse has the experience on and off the field necessary to be a successful head coach. Lauren is a McNary alum with an impressive high school career and successful career at Colorado Mesa. Her disciplined and aggressive mentality will certainly help fulfill the mission of competing at the highest level,” added Nash.