Coach – Matt DeCapua

Coach Matt DeCapua

Coaching Experience

  • 2017-Present Coach at UPPER 90 FC
  • 2013-2017 Avon Lake High School. Avon Lake, Ohio
    • Head Coach Men’s Varsity Soccer
    • Team won first district championship in 15 seasons.
    • Named as Southwestern Conference and Lorain County Coach of the year in 2013.
    • Coached 1 all- state player and 4 first team all conference selections.
    • Team ran off an 11 game winning streak in 2013 after finishing below .500 the previous season.
  • 2007-2013 Normandy High School. Parma, Ohio
    • Head Coach Men’s Varsity Soccer – In 6 seasons as the head coach at Normandy built a reputable program in the greater Cleveland area. Twice were crowned league champions. The program competed in one of the toughest conferences in the state (Northeast Ohio Conference). Program has featured 4 division players of the year, 3 all-state players and many academic awards. Coaching highlights include 2 division coach of the year awards, and an upset victory over St. Edwards High School in the 2010 OHSAA state playoffs. Program was pay to play that relied on extensive fundraising.
  • 2014-current Avon Lake Soccer Organization
    • Academy Coaching Director – Based on community only players. Teams compete in premier level state league. He is currently coaching 3 teams and providing training for other ages within the community.
  • 2011-2015 Goalkeeper Coach.
    • Team Challenger Crew Juniors. Avon, Ohio – Develop and train youth goalkeepers to compete at the highest level. Nationally recognized youth program.
      • National champions in youth futsal
      • 5 time State Cup Champions.
    • 2000-2002 Head Coach Men’s Soccer. Lorain County Community College. Elyria, Ohio
      • Head coach at LCCC for 3 seasons – Played as a non-sanctioned junior college program. Competed against other junior colleges and division 3 NCAA and NAIA programs. Administrative and fundraising responsibilities. Worked with student athletes to ensure academic achievement and eligibility. Helped to promote our student athletes to other institutions and, work towards athletic scholarship opportunities.
    • 2010-current Co-founder/Partner.
      • Great Lakes Soccer Academy: area youth program with 170 kids. We offer high-level training, tournaments to area kids. Mainly summers program other than tournaments that we promote including the Force Turkey Cup with 140 teams.
    • Travel coach. Bay Village girls soccer 2006-2015

Coaching Certifications

  • National Soccer Coaches Association (NSCAA) National Diploma
  • USSF “C license” equivalent 2010 Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
  • NSCAA Goalkeeper Academy
  • State, Regional, National Diplomas
  • Enrolled for 2017 Advanced National Goalkeeper Academy July 2017 Denver, Colorado