James Island announces the hiring of Clark Brisson as the Club’s Executive Director. Brisson’s first day with the club will be Monday, July 26th.
Brisson is a United States Soccer Federation (USSF) “A” Licensed Coach and brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to JIYSC and is no stranger to South Carolina Soccer. Brisson served as the Director of Coaching (DOC) for the Summerville Soccer Club from 2000-2007, he founded Bridge FA in 2005, which became a charter member of the US Soccer Boys Development Academy and later competed under the banner as South Carolina Battery Academy until 2016. Brisson has coached over 100 players that have signed National Letters of Intent (NLI) to colleges and universities of their choosing and has placed several players onto US Youth National Team Camps. He returns to Charleston after working the last 7 years with Chicago Fire Football Club of Major League Soccer. There, he served as the club’s DOC for Chicago Fire Juniors City and managed the entire program, which grew to nearly 1,000 players with over 40 coaches during his tenure.
“I want to thank the entire JIYSC Board of Directors and President Rowdy Floyd for this incredible opportunity,” said Brisson. “It will be an honor to serve the club and its membership moving forward, providing quality club service to all our families, coaches, players, teams, tournaments and camps. Now that I’m back in Charleston, I can’t wait to get started and continue to help this club evolve through example.”
“We feel Clark is the right person to drive JIYSC forward. His proven leadership and track record for quality programming speak for itself. We are excited to bring Clark on board and oversee the direction of our club,” said JIYSC President Rowdy Floyd.
As a player, Brisson is a former veteran professional indoor player, University South Carolina 1st Team All- American and 3rd leading goal scorer in the country. He was the first player signed by the Charleston Battery, and has been inducted to the North Carolina, Capital Area Soccer League and Sanderson High School Hall’s of Fame.
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