Stories tagged with: Matt Brown

October 2, 2013 - 11:10pm
1 year 34 weeks ago

The Philo boys soccer team has battled adversity before, on and off the field, but head coach Matt Brown has helped them form a different perspective. Brown has overcome cancer twice, but recently learned the disease returned. He will begin a 6 week radiation treatment plan next week in Bloomington, Indiana, which will cut his season short. While he won't be there physically, his spirit and attitude is reflected through his team.

It doesn't take long to realize the...

August 4, 2012 - 11:25pm
2 years 42 weeks ago

The Matt Brown soccer tournament which opened up day one of competition on Friday, saw day two of the tournament have just as much success. Teams from as far away as Rio Grande University came to play in the Brown tournament which raised over 2,000 dollars for the Philo head coach. Players came from as near Zanesville and even as far as England and Australia to help raise money for this event and something that its organizers are happy to see from not only...

August 3, 2012 - 3:49pm
2 years 43 weeks ago

Soccer enthusiasts join together to support a beloved coach.

Matt Brown, the boys coach at Philo, is battling cancer. Players gathered at the Field House Friday to help raise money for his medical expenses.

"A few of us were talking about how things we could help him raise money, and he loves soccer, he's very passionate about the sport, so we got a bunch of us to come out and play," said Eric Riley, a student at Muskingum University.

Current and former players as...

July 7, 2012 - 7:34pm
2 years 47 weeks ago

When the fall hits you can find Matt Brown on the sidelines coaching the philo boys soccer team, trying to guide his electrics to an MVL title, but since last fall Brown has been fighting a different battle.

Brown was diagnosed with a parotid gland (salivary gland) tumor in the winter and his friends from high school and his opponents from his indoor soccer days went to work.

They orchestarted the Miles for Matt 5K today which was reduced to a mile run due to the heat but...

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