CEO / FOUNDER
A former MLS coach with New England Revolution, Matt Driver has over 30 years in the industry as a professional player and coach in the UK, Germany and USA.
Having held several positions from Sporting Director to that of Head Coach in many of the professional soccer leagues in the USA, he has achieved an incredible track record of success. He currently holds the highest win percentage in several of these leagues such as, but not limited to, most winningest Head Coach in the USL between 1996- 2002 winning 4 Regional Championships, 1 Regular National Championship and 1 appearance in the National Championship.
This led to joining Steve Nicol as his First Assistant Coach and taking the New England Revolution from last place to first place that season as interim coaches. We then went on to the final of the MLS Cup only to lose out on a golden goal in overtime to the LA Galaxy. The coaching staff were recognized by their peers and awarded the MLS Coaching Staff of the year in 2002.
This success continued over the coming years for Matt, with various leagues awarding him with several other coach of the year and team operator of the year awards. Such as, but not limited to, USASA National Finalist and Region 1 Coach of the Year, WPSL Team Owner of the Year, and, Most Winningest Coach of the American Soccer League winning 4 out of the 5 American Soccer League Championships with the Philadelphia Fury.
After a short hiatus from coaching within the professional game in 2005 to 2007, Matt turned his attention to owning and operating several professional teams within the professional minor league systems in the USA. He quickly developed a reputation for building successful teams on the field and, more importantly, a solid reputation as a successful team owner and operator.
He is a serial entrepreneur having owned and operated over ten (10) Professional & Semi Professional teams within the USL, NPSL, WPSL, WPS, WPSL Elite and the American Soccer League and current owner of Philadelphia Fury, New Jersey Americans, and the Philadelphia Atoms FC.
Matt holds an A License from the United States Soccer Federation (USSF). In addition, he carries a Brazilian A License, a Scottish Football Association A-1 License, a National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) Premier Diploma, and Advanced National Coaching Diploma. As well as being a former Director of Coaching at the State level and former National Staff Coach at the Adult level, Matt has influenced many coaches as a best selling author of books and several DVD’s.
More recently Matt founded Soccer Universities and Sporting Universities creating a truly unique opportunity for young players and athletes to continue on their pathway onto the professional ranks in their sport of choice without giving up a university education.