Tommy Mattera enters his second season as the University of Bridgeport men’s soccer assistant coach.
Mattera brings to the Purple Knights with a wealth of coaching experience from the Division II level. Post-graduation, he began his coaching career with CJSA ODP and Connecticut’s University of New Haven. After a few years with UNH, Mattera transitioned to his alma mater, Southern Connecticut State University, where he was the assistant men’s soccer coach for three seasons. He has earned both the USSF National “B” License and the USSF National Youth License.
As a player at SCSU Mattera earned an NE10 Tournament Championship and an NCAA Regional Championship. In 2006 he also helped his team to an NCAA National Quarterfinal (Elite 8) appearance.
Mattera currently works with Beachside’s SC US Soccer Developmental Academy, Beachside SC NYCFC ADL as head coach, and Beachside SC Premier Coach. He was formally the Director of Norwalk Junior Soccer Association (NJSA) Micro Accell Program for four years.
Mattera’s main responsibilities with the UB men’s coccer program are day-to-day operations, recruiting, scouting, and on-and-off field coaching.