Denise Brolly takes over as the sixth head coach in program history this season after spending the last six years on the Buccaneer sideline as assistant coach.
Hailing from Coatbridge, Scotland, Brolly spent her freshman year at Embry Riddle Aeronautical University in Daytona Beach, Fla., in 2002 before transferring to Florida Atlantic University for the 2003-04 season. Brolly played three seasons with the Owls under former Barry head coach Brian Dooley, leading them to a 43-12-5 mark.
Currently, Brolly is FAU’s all-time points leader and second all-time leader in career game winning goals. In addition to holding the record for most consecutive matches with a goal (six), she also ranks fifth in the school’s history for career shots (117), second in assists (16), and third in goals (24). She tied the FAU single game mark with four goals against Lipscomb on Oct. 2, 2004 as a junior. She also had a hat-trick against Troy on Oct. 22, 2004. For her college career, she scored 37 goals with 25 assists and 12 game winners in 78 games.
Brolly graduated in 2006 from FAU with a degree in marketing and advertising with a minor in real estate. She earned her master’s from Barry in organizational learning and leadership in December 2009.
She represented the Scottish national team at the U16 and senior level, earning her first full cap at age 15 against Wales. She was highly decorated in Scotland, earning almost every major award. She earned her NSCAA Advanced National Diploma in January 2010. She also attained a Level 1 Goalkeeping liscense in May 2011.