|Title:||Associate Head Coach|
Scott McBride enters his fifth season as the Associate Head Coach of the University of Bridgeport’s Women’s Soccer Program in 2012. This is McBride’s eighth season with the Purple Knights. He worked for three seasons as an assistant to Head Coach Nilerud before being promoted to associate head coach in 2008. Last season, Scott was selected as the NSCAA's East Region Assistant Coach of the Year. McBride’s responsibilities include on-field coaching, recruiting, and scouting. In his five seasons, the University of Bridgeport Women’s Team has averaged nearly 16 wins a season. They have ended four of the five seasons ranked nationally in scoring offense and three times they have finished with a winning percentage among the best winning in the Division II. In his six seasons with the program, the program has compiled and overall record of 93-30-10, a winning percentage of over 73 percent. Six games into his fourth season with the Purple Knights, McBride was part of his 50th victory with the program when the Purple Knights defeated St. Michael’s College 2-0 on September 14, 2008 at Knights’ Field. In his six seasons with the team, the Purple Knights have finished as regular season East Coast Conference champions three times, 2006, 2007 and 2009; finished runners up in the Eastern Collegiate Athletic Conference tournament twice, 2006; 2008, won an ECAC Division II title, 2006 and have made three NCAA appearances, 2007, 2008 and 2009. In the 2009 season the team finished in the round of 32 of the NCAA Division II Tournament, after bringing home their first ECC Championship.
McBride completed a Higher National Diploma in sports coaching in his native Scotland before moving to the United States in 1998 and he also holds a National Soccer Coaches Association of America Advanced Diploma. McBride currently serves as the Coaching Director for NOGA Connecticut. As a youth coach, McBride has led some of southern Connecticut’s most successful programs. In 2002, He led Westhill High School to its first ever state tournament and was named Coach of The Year by his fellow coaches. In the subsequent two seasons he led the Westhill High School team to the school’s first and second ever appearances in the Fairfield County Interscholastic Athletic Conference Tournament. In addition to his work with NOGA McBride currently coaches nationally ranked CUFC U16 and U19 girls’ teams. In summer 2005, McBride led his NOGA Pride U14 girls team to the Gothia Cup Title. This tournament, referred to as the “Youth World Cup”, features youth teams from the world over. In addition to his extensive work with Connecticut youth soccer, McBride has worked with some of the most prestigious clubs in international soccer including AC Milan, Chelsea FC, Liverpool FC and Glasgow Celtic FC as a member of staff for the Champions World Tour.
McBride currently resides in Fairfield, Connecticut together with his wife Lee and his son Kian who was born in May 2010.