Brian McBride on the Stand Out Youth Coach in His Life
Brian McBride, (@BMcBride20), had a 17 year professional soccer career serving as a captain for the US Men's National Team. He played professionally for Columbus Crew, Chicago Fire, and Fulham and earned 96 caps in international competition. He currently serves on PCA's National Advisory Board, is an ESPN analyst, and is a co-founder and CSO of Tipevo , which is focused on bringing a first of its kind digital platform to transform the entire youth sports experience.
McBride states his high school soccer coach as the most stand out coach he’s had, specifically because his coach took McBride’s personal life involvement as more important than his sports life. His coach was a father figure to him, as he helped him focus on the right things and talked with him through various thought processes, which was integral in helping him understand what's important in life. He learned that being the best at what you do is not as important as surrounding yourself with good people, being good to other people, and having necessary school/work assignments done. Ultimately, his coach helped him grow personally and as a player as well.