Mississippi Brilla FC recently announced that Head Coach Mark McKeever will not be returning for the 2019 USL League Two (formerly PDL) season. The club has begun its search for a new head coach.
“Coach Mark McKeever did an outstanding job during his four year tenure with our club,” said Executive Director Rusty Bryant. “We wish him nothing but the best as he begins the next chapter of his coaching career. Coach Mark will always be a part of the Brilla family.”
McKeever took the reigns of Mississippi Brilla FC in 2015 and compiled a 28-14-15 record over four seasons. He led the club to two playoff appearances, including the Southern Conference Championship in 2017. McKeever’s teams also qualified for the US Open Cup twice, advancing to the third round in 2018 following an upset win over USL Championship side Indy Eleven.
“I want to say a massive thank you to Mississippi Brilla for an amazing experience these past four summers,” said McKeever. “I am departing a wonderful community and a family environment that has allowed me to progress as a person and as a coach on and off the field. It breaks my heart to leave this team where I have worked for great leaders and great people. As I embrace a new challenge I want to wish Mississippi Brilla a healthy, happy, and success-filled 2019.”
Mississippi Brilla FC now turns its attention to securing its 5th head coach to begin their 13th season in the USL League Two. Brilla is one of the oldest and most successful franchises within the USL pyramid. The team has compiled an 89-51-40 record since its inaugural campaign in 2007. Their success includes 5 playoff appearances, advancing to the league Final Four in 2017. Brilla is also a 4-time US Open Cup qualifier, advancing to the 2nd round in 2016 and the 3rd round in 2018.