Providing the highest level of women's premier soccer in the US since 1998

Knoxville Lady Force


Head Coach: Fields Brown
Director of Coaching: Derek Broadley
Assistant Coach: Katy Stigers
Assistant Coach: Tom Gerlach

Contact the team:
Knoxville Lady Force
Attention: Jason Goss
Address: P.O. Box 52250
Knoxville, TN 37950
Phone: (865) 748-5952

Home Jersey: White / Orange
Home Short: White / Orange
Away Jersey: Orange / White
Away Short: Orange / White
Regal Soccer Stadium
Knoxville , TN 37996
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About the Team:



Knoxville Welcomes the Lady Force

Women soccer players representing a number of universities from across the Southeast have recently arrived in Knoxville, ready to embark on the beginning of their inaugural season representing the newly formed KnoxvilleLady Force.  The Women’s Premier Soccer League (WPSL) has granted a franchise to Knoxville Soccer LLC for the Lady Force amateur soccer team to begin play in the 2012 season.

The WPSL has over 60 women’s soccer teams nationally, with the Lady Force being the founding team for WPSL’s new Southeastern Conference. The Lady Force will take on teams in Florida, Mississippi, and Georgia this season, with the conference expecting to grow rapidly, adding new teams across the southeast in the future. After completing two weeks of practice, the Lady Force’s first game of the season has the team traveling to play the Fuego Football Club on Friday, May 25, in Mississippi. 

The Lady Force will return home on Saturday, June 2nd, another memorable night in their first season, as they launch their first home opener at 5:00 p.m. against the Georgia Revolution at UT’s Regal Soccer Stadium. The game will be a double-header, as the Knoxville Force men’s team will host the defending Southeast Conference Co-Champion Georgia Revolution, at 7:30 PM following the Lady Force’s game.


The Lady Force roster is comprised of current and former collegiate student-athletes from rosters of NCAA Division 1, 2, and 3 programs across the Southeast. Soccer programs represented include those from the University of Tennessee, East Tennessee State University, Tennessee Technological University, Maryville College, Carson-Newman College, Vanderbilt University, UT-Martin, Marquette University, University of South Carolina, University of Alabama-Birmingham, University of North Carolina-Greensboro, Samford University, Furman University, University of North Carolina-Charlotte, and Young Harris College.


Fields Brown serves as head coach for the Lady Force’s inaugural 2012 season. Locally, Brown also serves as the Associate Director of Coaching for the highly competitive Knoxville F.C. Crush. He was previously the assistant coach for the Georgia Revolution, the assistant director of coaching at Rockdale Youth Soccer Association in Georgia, and was also the assistant soccer coach at Wofford College.


"I'm very excited about the beginning of our inaugural season,” Coach Brown stated.  â€śWe have a great group of young women, who have are meshing well together into a solid team. The training and game facilities are world class, and we have a great management and support staff from the top down. I'm really eager for the season to begin.”


Knoxville Force and Lady Force home games will be played at the University of Tennessee's Regal Soccer Stadium.  Both teams train at the Johnny Long Training Academy, and the Knoxville Force and Lady Force coaches and players will be running several youth soccer camps throughout the summer.  Knoxville’s FC Alliance, East Tennessee’s premier youth competitive soccer club, has partnered with the Knoxville Force to put together several Super Camps. You can find more information on camps at .  Information on the teams’ activities can be found at and .  Contact Julie Thompson at for additional information.


Come be a part of history being made as Knoxville introduces a higher level of the world’s game. Support the Knoxville Force and Lady Force, as it looks to be a great summer of soccer here in Knoxville!

About the Coaching:

Director of Coaching:

Derek Broadley
Head coach for the Knoxville Force during the 2011 season, has signed on to be the Director of Coaching of the Knoxville Force and Lady Force for the 2012 season.  He has achieved the highest level of coaching licensure in the United States and Europe.  Broadley holds a Union of European Football Associations (UEFA) “A” license, is a graduate of the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) “Master Coach” program, and has served as Technical Director of the Bermuda Football Association. He has worked successfully to improve player, team, and coaches’ performance in Knoxville, Bermuda, the United Kingdom, and North America.

Head Coach:

Fields Brown (
Will serve as the Lady Force’s head coach for the inaugural 2012 Women’s Premier Soccer League (WPSL) season.  Last season, Brown was the assistant head coach for the Georgia Revolution of the National Premier Soccer League and assistant director of coaching at Rockdale Youth Soccer Association in Conyers, Georgia.  Brown was also the women’s soccer assistant coach at Wofford College from 2005 to 2009. He currently holds the National Soccer Coaches Association of America Advanced National Diploma and NSCAA National Diploma.

Coaching Experience

-Associate Director of Coaching, Knoxville F.C Crush, August 1st-Present
-Assistant Director of Coaching and Academy Director, Rockdale Youth Soccer Association, June 2009-July 2011
-Associate Head Coach of Georgia Revolution, of the NPSL, January 2011-July 2011
-Assistant Women’s Coach, Georgia State University, August 2009-May 2011
-Assistant Women’s Coach, Wofford College, August 2005-June 2009
-South Carolina ODP, January-May 2009

Education and Coaching Education

-Obtained National Soccer Coaches Association of America “Premier” Diploma, “Advanced National” Diploma, and “National” Diploma
-Obtained Master’s of Arts in Teaching from Converse College in August 2009
-Graduated from UNC-Wilmington with Bachelor’s of Arts in History in May 2005

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