June 19, 2007
Baltimore, Md. - Matt Dwyer has been named assistant men's soccer coach to the Loyola College Greyhounds and to Head Coach Mark Mettrick. Dwyer brings a wealth of coaching experience from his involvement in the youth soccer coaching ranks and is especially strong in the local club scene.
"I am truly honored to have this opportunity to contribute to the continued success of this exceptional program and its strong soccer tradition," says Dwyer. "I am anxious to hit the ground running with the start of the season just around the corner."
Dwyer holds several coaching licenses, including an NSCAA Premier Diploma, a USSF "A" license and an English FA coaching badge.
"Firstly, I think Matt is a very good soccer coach, who has an excellent feel for the game. He has a passion for coaching and is ambitious. I am confident that he will fit in very well with our program" says Mettrick.
Dwyer began his club coaching in Louisiana where he coached local club teams to six state championships over seven years. He moved to Baltimore and has since coached in the Baltimore Bays Soccer Club organization for the last five years where he holds the position of Technical Director. Matt has coached the U-16 Bays team for the last four years and is involved as a youth coach in the United Soccer League and Olympic Development Program. In addition, he also serves as a national team scout for youth players in the Mid-Atlantic Region.
"Matt is very well connected in the club soccer scene - especially locally - which we feel is very important to our future," adds Mettrick. "As well as being a good coach, Matt has a lot to offer in the area of recruiting both locally and nationally, and I believe he is genuinely hungry for this opportunity at Loyola."
Dwyer is a native of Foulridge, Lancashire in the United Kingdom. Prior to his arrival in the United States, he was a product of Burnley Football Club's youth program, where he made several professional appearances before beginning his coaching career.
He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in sports studies with a minor in psychology from Towson University. He resides in Canton with his wife, Terri, and their infant daughter, Madelyn.