Carolina Dynamo name new soccer coach

Posted by Andy Durham on February 7, 2011 at 1:41 pm under Professional | Comments are off for this article

Courtesy of Scott Zapko, Carolina Dynamo:


Greensboro, NC: Today the Carolina Dynamo announced Marc Nicholls as the
clubs new Head Coach. Marc becomes the sixth head coach in the clubs 19
year history. “I’m very excited to have a coach of Marc’s caliber lead
the Dynamo in the next chapter of the Dynamo’s storied history. Marc is a
proven leader on and off the field, and has an extensive history of
working with high level players”, says Dynamo GM Scott Zapko.

Marc also joins the Dynamo staff for his second stint having served as an
assistant coach for two seasons. Marc joined Greensboro Youth Soccer as
Technical Director in 2005 and is also the Director of Coaching for the US
Soccer Developmental Academy with North Carolina Fusion. Prior to coming
to Greensboro Nicholls spent six years with New Orleans Soccer Academy
(NOSA) and three years with the Roanoke Star as their Director of
Coaching. NOSA enjoyed unprecedented success during his tenure, achieving
multiple State and Regional titles. The foundation he developed in Roanoke
continues today with the growth of the club and development of many
players who have gone on to achieve success at the collegiate and national
team level.

Marc has been involved in youth soccer for over 15 years, including a
stretch in England, before arriving in the USA in 1997. He has since
worked with the Louisiana, Virginia and North Carolina Olympic Development
Programs as well as being a Coach Educator with the various State
Associations. On the upcoming season with the Dynamo Nicholls stated, “I
am very excited to being the Dynamo Head Coach and being part of a new era
with the club. The Dynamo has a long and storied history and with the
nearby college resources and the emerging local talent we have the
potential to be very good. Our fans want to see entertaining soccer and
that is what we will be looking to provide”.

Marc graduated from Liverpool JM University with a BA Honors degree in
History. He played soccer at both the County and University level in
England before embarking on a career in coaching. Marc holds the FA of
England Preliminary Badge, the National Soccer Coaches of America
Association Premier Diploma and the United States Soccer Federation “A”
License. Marc has won numerous coach of the year awards including being
named US Soccer Developmental Academy Coach of the Year in 2010, and was
recently selected as one of 30 coaches nationwide to attend the
prestigious FIFA Futuro III coaching course in Casa Grande, AZ.

Scott Zapko
General Manager

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