By Datti Jinkiri
Brilla is pleased to announce that Mark McKeever will be returning as coach for the 2016 PDL season. It’s no surprise that McKeever will be returning, seeing that the club had a successful season with him at the helm.
In 2015, he led Brilla to a 6-3-3 record and a Mid South Division title. It was Brilla’s first division title since 2011. The club was able to host a playoff game in front of a raucous home crowd, but ultimately fell short in penalty kicks to FC Miami City.
McKeever is also coming off of a successful college season at Young Harris College, where he led the Mountain Lions to a 17-4 record and an appearance in the NCAA Tournament. He also led the team to its second consecutive sweep of the Peach Belt Conference regular season and tournament championships.
I asked McKeever about his experience from last season and his expectations for this season. He responded with this statement: