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December 16, 2020

A Champion Returns to Berry

Insel Brown heads Berry women’s soccer

As a student-athlete, Kathy Insel Brown (95C) helped lift the Berry women’s soccer team to a national championship. Now she is intent on helping a new generation of Vikings achieve their full potential.

In July, Insel Brown became the fifth head coach in the storied history of the team, succeeding Lorenzo Canalis, who retired after 25 years and a program-record 322 wins.

“It is impossible to explain how excited I am to return to Berry College as the head women’s soccer coach,” Insel Brown said. “I have big shoes to fill.


“I consider myself blessed beyond measure to have an opportunity to not only do what I love, but an opportunity to do what I love at Berry College.”

A starting defender on Berry’s 1993 NAIA national championship team, Insel Brown brings 22 years of coaching experience and a 279-114-13 overall record to her new role.

She most recently served for three years as head coach at NCAA Division II Lock Haven University, leading the Bald Eagles to an 11-5-1 record in her final season and the team’s first postseason appearance in 12 years.

Prior to Lock Haven, she established the women’s soccer program at Young Harris (Ga.) College, where she was head coach for 18 years and is an inductee in the Athletics Hall of Fame. In 2006, her team claimed the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) Division I championship.


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