Olympian and World Cup Champion Brandi Chastain Joins Soccer Coaching Staff

Posted: November 7, 2014

Internationally-recognized athlete Brandi Chastain has accepted a position as an assistant coach for the varsity soccer team.

“We are thrilled to welcome Brandi to the Bellarmine coaching staff,” said Joe Romano, Bellarmine athletic director. “First-year varsity head coach Justin Johnson has assembled a very impressive coaching staff at all three levels, and we are really excited for Bellarmine soccer this year and going forward.”

Chastain has won two Women's World Cup championships, two Olympic gold medals, and an Olympic silver medal.

“I love coaching and, being the mother of two boys, this is a wonderful opportunity to continue being a soccer educator,” said Chastain. “I’ve been involved in so many areas related to women’s sports, this is an opportunity for my sons to see me involved with men’s athletics, as well.”

“I am very excited to have Brandi on staff,” said Johnson. “We look forward to having her share her world-class experience with our boys. It is definitely an incredible luxury to have a World Cup and Olympic champion on staff.”

A graduate of Archbishop Mitty High School and Santa Clara University, Chastain was born and raised in San Jose, where she continues to reside.

Professionally, Chastain played for the San Jose CyberRays in the Women's United Soccer Association from 2001 until 2003. She also played on the U.S. Women's National Team.

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