Matt Esposito '13, a former Eastern Connecticut State University men's soccer student-athlete and assistant coach, has been named head men's soccer coach at Sage College, a Division III institution located in Albany, NY. He officially begins his duties in June.
After finishing his four-year career at Eastern in the fall of 2011, the East Haven native and Xavier High School graduate, assisted head coach Greg DeVito for three seasons before moving on to assistant coaching positions at Division III institutions Utica College and RPI.
Says DeVito of his former team captain, "No one has worked harder than Matt to achieve his goal of coaching collegiate soccer. He has done what it takes to prepare himself for this role and I am confident that he will be a success. I couldn't be more proud of him as he starts his first head coaching job."
At Eastern, Esposito played midfield, leading his teams to four post-season tournament berths, and two Little East Conference regular-season and two LEC tournament titles. As a senior captain in 2011, he earned a spot on the All-LEC first team and was named the LEC tournament Most Outstanding Player.
Esposito inherits a program set for its tenth intercollegiate season in the fall of 2019. He will take over as the third head coach in the program's history. Last year, the Gators were 4-10-1, 2-3-1 in the Skyline Conference.
Esposito joins a Sage head coaching staff that includes former four-time Eastern All-America basketball player Allison Coleman, who recently completed her fifth season as the Gators' women's basketball coach.