President and Executive Director
A longtime resident of Delaware, Shelley holds a degree in accounting from Wilmington University and works as Vice President of Benz Hydraulics. She also has experience as a finance manager for an international corporation.
Through her daughter’s journey in youth soccer, she has gained valuable experience through interactions with local, regional and national clubs and leagues. Having these experiences encourage her to want to be a part in changing the landscape of youth sports in Delaware. A commitment to community service is a long- time passion for Shelley and her family.
Coach Brown has over 30 years of coaching experience at most levels in the United States.
In 1988, Brown earned his national “A” license from the United States Soccer Federation offering 26 years of soccer coaching expertise. He coached 15 years in the USL, 11 years with the Carolina Dynamo and 4 years with the Delaware Wizards. During his stint with Delaware he led the Wizards to 3 Northeast Divisional Finals and was selected Atlantic Division Coach of the Year in 1993. In 1999, the Carolina Dynamo advanced further than any other USL team in the Lamar Hunt US Open Cup before bowing out of the tournament to the Columbus Crew of Major League Soccer.
In 2000, Brown was appointed Head Coach of the Region I team that competed in the US Soccer Festival. In 2002, Coach Brown was inducted into the USL Hall of Fame and named USL executive of the year. In 2003, the Carolina Dynamo won the USL Pro Select League Regular season championship under Brown where he was selected as Pro Select League Coach of the Year. Brown has also been a staff coach for Delaware and Maryland's Olympic Development Programs.
Prior to his years in the USL, Brown coached at Delaware Tech Junior college for two seasons where his Spirit teams were ranked in the NJCAA top 20 both seasons. In 1991, the Spirit team reached a high record ranking of 10th in the Nation. Brown spent 10 years coaching at A.I. DuPont High School in Greenville, Delaware, winning 4 Blue Hen conference titles and competing in the state playoffs for 8 seasons which included 4 state semi-final appearances. In June of 2005 with a 6-2 victory over Raleigh Elite, Brown broke the record for the most wins in the Carolina Dynamo Club's history. In 2006, Brown led the Carolina Dynamo to an undefeated PDL regular season National Championship, only the 7th team to accomplish this in the 21-year history of United Soccer Leagues. The 2006 Carolina Dynamo advanced further than any PDL team in the Lamar Hunt US Open Cup with the victories over Cape Cod, Richmond Kickers (USL-2) and Seattle Sounders (USL-1) before losing to the Houston Dynamo of MLS. Brown was selected PDL National Coach of the Year in 2006. In 2006 and 2007, the Dynamo won back-to-back South Atlantic division titles and in 2007, the Dynamo reached the National quarterfinals in the Southern Conference Championship game. Carolina Dynamo Record 126-66-17, Delaware Wizards Record 49-37-11, USL Totals 175-103-28. Coach Brown coached over 300 USL Matches.
In June 2010 Joe Brown took over the Padua Academy Women’s Soccer Program, an all girls catholic High School located in Wilmington, DE. The Pandas advanced to the semi-finals in 2011 and won state championships in 2012, 2013,2014, 2015, 2016 and 2018. Padua Academy Women's soccer program was ranked in the top 10 nationally in 2012 and was ranked 13th, nationally, in 2013. Padua Soccer finished 18th in 2014. The Pandas earned another top twenty spot in 2015 and ranked 11th in the nation. In 2016, Padua reached #2 in the NSCAA National Poll winning their 5th straight Championship. By 2017, Padua reached the State Finals for the sixth consecutive year. Brown’s Padua Academy captured the school’s record ninth State Championship in 2018 and finished 21st in the Final United Soccer Coaches National Poll. Brown’s Padua record stands at130-9-5.
Board of Directors Member
Trina Leclerc has been providing children more and improved opportunities to play and develop their volleyball skills since 2008. She has been the Volleyball Coordinator at Christ the Teacher (CTT) Catholic School in Newark, Delaware for the past 8 years. Her CTT volleyball programs have over 100 players participate each year. In addition, she has been a member of the Christ the Teacher School Athletic Board for the past 7 years, which includes engagement with management of all sports program and fundraising events.
She is currently a Director at Premier Volleyball of Delaware, which has grown significantly in the past four years due to her hard work, dedication, passion and excellence in organizational programming. In 2018, Premier had 30 club teams with players ranging from ages 6-18 and across all three counties in Delaware. Parents appreciate the organization and communication level that Trina brings to Premier Volleyball of Delaware that focuses on creating value added, customer orientated and family like club program. Trina's tenacity and positive attitude make everyone, player and parent, feel welcome and special.
Board of Directors Member
MS, LAT, ATC, ITAT. East Division Director of Sports Medicine, ATI Physical Therapy.
Board of Directors Member
Matthew currently serves as the Associate Athletic Director for Facilities at Delaware State University. Matthew Fortune has spent the last 12 years at Delaware State University in Student Affairs after originally arriving as an Assistant Wrestling Coach. Over the past nine years, Mr. Fortune, known to many as “Matt” , has held positions supporting collegiate student development as it pertains to athletics, programming, and the construction of Delaware State University’s Wellness Recreation Center as well as the Martin Luther King Jr. Student Center and University Housing.
Matt also serves on a number of University committees including the student affairs strategic planning committee, the DSU safety committee, and enrollment management committee. In 2010 he was the recipient of two NIRSA awards including the Foundation Award and the Outstanding Sports Facilities Award of the year.