Brenton Joseph attended Mercer County Community College in New Jersey. He then transferred and earned a B.S. in Computer Science from Alabama A&M University and continued his studies as a graduate student in Computer Science at the University of Alabama in Huntsville. He played soccer for Mercer County Community College and at Division I Alabama A&M University as a central midfielder. While a graduate student at Huntsville, he was asked to be the Assistant Coach for the men’s soccer team.
From 1997 – 2007, Joseph was the Head Soccer Coach for both the men’s and women’s team at Benedictine University in Lisle. From 2007 – 2014, he was the Head Soccer Coach for the men’s team at Augustana University. He and his family relocated to the Oswego/Naperville area where he was the Head Coach for the AJAX – FC Chicago Club boys team. He started his own Soccer Club team, Elements FC, based in Naperville earlier this year. Elements FC is a club for boys & girls from grade school through high school age.
Joseph is excited to be coaching with the Kougars. “My experience is unique and I bring new insight to this level,” he explained. “All my experiences have helped me grow as a coach. I am not the same type of coach I was 10 years ago. My philosophy now is to recruit players who not only play well, but have good character. I want players who want to compete and are willing to learn and who also realize that playing soccer at the college level is an avenue to something bigger.”
Joseph emphasizes possession as the key to strong play and encourages players to think and problem solve on the field. “Soccer should be actively enjoyed,” he said. I am looking for players who want to work with me to build this team together.”
Coach Joseph holds the United States Soccer Federation A License and the United Soccer Coaches Premier Diploma.