Coach – Matt Safar


Coach Matt Safar

Coaching Experience

  • UPPER 90 FC Staff Coach 2018 – Present
  • Olmsted Falls High School, Girls Varsity Head Coach (2016 to 2018)
    • Finished 2018 season with a school record 15 wins (15-2-1 overall) and were winners of the SWC Championship for the first time in school history
    • Won SWC “Coach of the Year”, as well as Morning Journal “Coach of the Year” honors
  • X-Treme Select Soccer Club (Non-Profit) – Owner and Director of Coaching (2006 –Present)
    • Built club from ground up to over 250 members, participated in and won US Club State Cup, various Nationally ranked tournaments. Compete in the MRL and NPL
  • Personal Trainer – (2005 – Present) Goalkeeping, Footskills, Striking, Fitness, Camp Director and College Recruitment Advisor
  • Have trained over 20 players that have been named to the US National pool and countless future collegiate athletes
  • Akron Firestone High School, Varsity Assistant (2015)
  • Recognized by International Soccer Network, Korrio as a “Star of Coaching” (2012)
  • Challenger Crew Juniors South – Girls Director of Coaching (2011 – 2012)
  • Akron Garfield High School (2010 – 2012)
    • Varsity Boys and Girls Soccer Coach
    • Named Akron City Series “Coach of the Year” – 2010
    • Led Boys to first winning season in over 20 years (10-5-2)
  • Internationals Soccer Club, Boys and Girls Staff Coach / Director (2008 – 2011)
    • Won various state cups, regional and national level events. Competed in MRL, National League, DA, W-League, PDL
    • Olympic Development Program – Staff Coach (2010 – 2013)
  • USSF National “D” Coaching License (2009)
  • Greater Stark County Amateur Soccer League, Vice President (2006 –2009)
  • Strikers Soccer Club, Staff Coach (2005 – 2006)
  • Lake Soccer Club, Staff Coach (2001 – 2005)
    • Vice President of Program (2003 – 2005)
  • Licensed Referee