ST. Louis, Mo. - Saint Louis Scott Gallagher announced leadership changes for the club. Club President Patrick Barry will be transitioning out of the organization in the coming months and SLSG Missouri Boys Director Brad Davis has been promoted to the role of club President overseeing all SLSG soccer and business operations. This transition will take place over a period of months to ensure the smoothest possible process and allow the club to continue to operate at the highest level.
Patrick Barry has been with the club since September 2010 and has led the club through an extensive period of growth and expansion. During his tenure the club expanded its footprint with regard to facilities, staffing, programming and community impact. Additionally, he played a key role in the launch and operations of Saint Louis FC from 2014-2020.
“I’d like to thank Pat for his 10+ years of service, leadership and contributions to the club, said Tom Strunk, CFO. Pat has led the club through an amazing period of growth while playing a key role in guiding the club through many challenging situations including two historic floods at WWT Soccer Park and the COVID pandemic. Pat epitomizes our club’s shield values of Unity, Humility, Respect, Passion and Tradition and we wish him all the best in the future.”
“I want to thank the players, families, fans and staff of SLSG and Saint Louis FC for making every day challenging, unique and enjoyable. I am extremely proud of our accomplishments that were made possible by the work of a talented team of professionals who remained focused on making a difference in the lives of our young players and the community at-large,” said Barry. “I am honored to have been a part of this legendary club’s history of developing players, bringing the game to all players, and improving our community along the way. I am excited for Brad, and the entire staff, as the club embarks on an exciting new era. This club is special and is positioned for great things in the future.”
Barry will become the Chief Operating Officer of Arch Express, a certified woman-owned logistics firm headquartered in St. Louis.
Brad Davis was born in St. Charles and developed in the Scott Gallagher youth system before attending Chaminade High School and Saint Louis University. He would play two collegiate seasons with 40 appearances and 21 goals scored before being selected as the third overall pick in the 2002 MLS SuperDraft. Davis would go on to amass 392 appearances with 57 goals and 123 assists in MLS over a 15-year playing career. He also made 17 appearances for the U.S. Men’s National Team, including a start against Germany in the 2014 FIFA World Cup. His honors include: Two-time MLS Cup winner (2006 & 2007), being named to the MLS All-Star Team on six occasions (2005, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013), and registering the third-most MLS assists all-time. Upon retiring Brad returned to St. Louis Scott Gallagher serving as the Technical Director at affiliate club Kansas City Scott Gallagher for three years. Davis was then promoted to Club Director of the Missouri Boys Division overseeing the SLSG Missouri Boys Program and the Saint Louis FC Academy Program.
“First, I’d like to thank Pat for his leadership and friendship over the past decade, said Jim Kavanaugh, CEO. He’s been a huge reason for our growth and success during his time with the club and I wish him all the best in the future. I’d also like to congratulate and welcome Brad to his new role as President of the club. We’re excited to have someone with Brad’s soccer and leadership experience step into this important role. I’m looking forward to seeing the club continue to grow and evolve under Brad’s leadership.”
“I would like to thank Pat Barry for his loyalty and commitment to this club over the last decade. Pat was able to lead, grow and establish a great culture at the club and is leaving it in a better place than when he arrived,” said Davis. “I’m extremely humbled and honored to have been asked to take on the role of President of SLSG. This club has an amazing history, tradition, and has been a part of my life since I was 7 years old. To be able to come back to SLSG full circle and lead this storied club in this manner is not something that I take for granted. It is built upon a passionate staff that want to grow and challenge themselves every day to develop young leaders and create great soccer players in our community. I look forward to what lies ahead and continuing to push forward in making this one of the best clubs in the country both on the field and in the community.”