Fayetteville Names Bryan Madej Women's Head Coach
FAYETTEVILLE, NC – Today the Fayetteville Fury of the National Indoor Soccer League, named Methodist University Women’s Soccer Head Coach Bryan Madej, as the Head Coach of their Women’s Team, that will kickoff its inaugural season this December at the Crown Center.
While handling the Head Coaching duties of the first year Fury franchise, Madej will also remain the Head Coach of the Methodist University Women’s Soccer team (NCAA DIII). While at Methodist University, Madej, has compiled a record of 96-81-11 since taking over the program in 2010, which includes an impressive USA South Conference record of 57-33-9 during that time.
“I would personally like to thank the Fayetteville Fury and specifically Andrew Haines, for trusting me with the opportunity to coach and lead the women's soccer team and kick off this new area in the NISL and the city of Fayetteville,” explained a thrilled Madej. “I am extremely excited and humbled for this opportunity to lead a professional women's soccer team in the same city that I have called home for my college life as a student athlete at Methodist University, and my professional life as a current youth soccer coach, high school soccer coach and current college soccer coach.”
Fury Co-Owner/President Michael Taylor is thrilled to have Madej on board with the franchise.
“When we first started looking for coaches and seeing Bryans background, I thought it was an easy choice for us. Bryan has a strong soccer pedigree and he’s very well-known here in the Fayetteville soccer community, so we feel it’ll be a great fit for us. We appreciate Methodist University allowing Bryan to remain with the college team as well, which we think will benefit all of us. We wanted a Coach that was going to be well-connected to the community, and Bryan knows Fayetteville inside and out, so this should be a win-win for everyone.”
During his playing career at Methodist University from 1999-2002, Madej was a three-time All-Dixie Intercollegiate Athletic Conference selection, including a first-team pick in 2001 and two-time second-team pick. He scored 15 goals during the 2000 season, which earned him a NSCAA All-South second team selection. His 38 career goals ranks 7th in program history, while his 84 career points ranks 9th.
Madej has also spent time as a Youth Soccer Coach in the Fayetteville area, serving as the Girls Varsity Head Coach at Terry Sanford High School and was the Director of Coaching for the Fayetteville Soccer Club. He currently serves as the Director of Coaching for the Liberty Point Soccer Club, and oversees teams from U-10 through U-18.
“I look forward to continuing to grow the women's soccer game and interest in the city of Fayetteville in this role and I hope to be a part of a passion for women's soccer that I believe will see a huge growth here when the Fayetteville Fury Women's Soccer team begins with the selection of the team and ultimately when games are beginning to be played later this winter. I firmly believe the city of Fayetteville will be very supportive of the Fayetteville Fury Franchise and I look forward to being a part of this and gaining the support in our community.” Madej said.
ABOUT THE FAYETTEVILLE FURY:
The Fayetteville Fury was officially announced on June 7, 2021, as the second franchise in the National Indoor Soccer League. The team will host 12 regular season home games this winter at the Crown Center. Each game-night will feature a Men’s and Women’s Doubleheader. For more information, please visit fayettevillefury.com
ABOUT NATIONAL INDOOR SOCCER LEAGUE (NISL):
The National Indoor Soccer League was founded in January 2021 by a group of experienced sports team/league owners with over 40 years of ownership experience. NISL will kick off the 2021-2022 season on Dec. 25, 2021. The league will operate a men’s and women's division with each member team playing in both divisions. Each NISL game day will include a doubleheader, with fans being able to see both a women's match, as well as a men’s. For more information, please visit nislpro.com