“I am excited that Brittany has accepted and will be joining our great UMKC soccer family,” Cissell said. “She has a great soccer background and she shares my passion and enthusiasm for the game and coaching/mentoring at the collegiate level. She had a tremendous playing career at Nebraska and I know she possesses the personality, talent, work rate, intelligence and desire to be a great coach.”
Goosen most recently served two years as a graduate assistant coach at Emporia State (Kan.), where she helped the program reach new heights. In her final season there, the team set a school mark for best record, and defeated a nationally ranked opponent for the first time in school history. Also while at Emporia, she served as the summer youth camp director for two years.
“I couldn't be more excited about the opportunity to join the UMKC family,” Goosen said. “Coach Cissell has done a tremendous job building this program and I look forward to working with him and the players to continue their rise within the Western Athletic Conference and the NCAA. I'm excited to be back home in Kansas City and can't wait to get started.”
Previous to her time at ESU, she was a standout for the University of Nebraska from 2007-11. While there, she started every game, and ranks in the top five in school history for starts. She also served as team captain in 2010-11.
After she completed her playing career, Goosen was an undergraduate coach for the Huskers until the spring of 2012. She assisted with organizing and planning team travel, as well as coaching defensive tactics and strategy. She also helped with summer camps there.
The Olathe, Kansas product is also involved in youth coaching in the Kansas City area. She was the head coach of the Kansas State 2000 girls Olympic Development Program team from 2013 to present, and assisted with the ’97 team in 2012-13. She coaches the Centers of Excellence Academy girl’s squad from 2013 to present as well, and helped with the player selection for the Region II staff for the ’97 age group in 2013.
Goosen graduated with her bachelor’s degree in sociology from Nebraska, and has nearly earned her master’s in early childhood special education unified from Emporia State. She has a United States Soccer Federation ‘D’ Coaching License.
Goosen replaces Erica Millay, who served in the role for two years before departing this spring.