Join the Charleston Area Alliance's Elevations professional women's network on March 10 as we host Nikki Izzo-Brown, Head Coach for West Virginia University's women's soccer team.
Entering her 25th season as the only coach in Mountaineer women’s soccer history, Nikki Izzo-Brown has built a one-time infant program into one of the nation’s elite teams.
In 24 seasons, Izzo-Brown has coached 27 players who went on to play professionally, 24 All-Americans, 27 Academic and Scholar All-Americans, 22 conference players of the year, 18 Missouri Athletic Club (MAC) Hermann Trophy candidates and the 2016 Hermann Trophy award winner, the 2016 espnW National Player of the Year. Izzo-Brown has also coached two Olympic Bronze Medalists and three FIFA Women’s World Cup participants, including one FIFA Women’s World Cup Best Young Player honoree.
In addition to her duties at WVU, Izzo-Brown is certified as an advanced national level coach by the NSCAA, has her USSF “B” license and is a Region I senior staff Olympic Development member. She has served on several regional and national ranking committees for the NSCAA. She also is qualified internationally with Brazilian, KNVB and Czech Republic certification.
In May 2010, Izzo-Brown was named to the West Virginia Executive Sports Hall of Fame. Later that fall, she was inducted into the University of Rochester Athletic Hall of Fame for her outstanding achievement in the sport of soccer.
Seven summers ago, she was named a 2011 Frontier Field Walk of Fame inductee.
In March 2018, Izzo-Brown was inducted as a meritorious member into the West Virginia Soccer Association Hall of Fame.
She and her husband, Joe, have three daughters – Samantha, Gracie and Gabriella.