Carlo Domenick Acquista

Head Coach/Senior Assistant Athletic Director
Adelphi University

Current and previous involvement with the NSCAA

- NSCAA rankings committee, Mooch Myernick, Assistant Coach of the Year Regional and National chair,
- Men's College Membership Group Representative

Coaching experience

- 15 years D1 and D2 Head Coach, 3 Time conference coach of year, 2016 East Regional Coach of Year, Numerous Conference Championships

What other experiences in soccer, other sports and/or organizations would be important to your work as an NSCAA Board member?

- Senior Administrator at Adelphi for 10 plus years
- Owner and CEO of One Goal Sport, Consulting and Panthers Soccer School

What other experiences in soccer, other sports and/or organizations would be important to your work as an NSCAA Board member?

 - Senior Administrator at Adelphi for 10 plus years and  Owner and CEO of One Goal Sport, Consulting and Panthers Soccer School

What do you believe are your strengths that will make you an effective Board member of the NSCAA?

I am passionate about growing the game; I have grown up in a family that has always cared about this sport - it's part of my family's culture. Growing up in the shadows of St John's University, it was always my dream to play for my hometown team. Despite opportunities to play elsewhere, as cliche as it sounds, 'home is where your heart is', and my dream came true to play for SJU. As a freshman in 1996, I was a part of a magical NCAA Tournament run that ended with a national title. 

I saw how the sport could positively affect and influence people's lives, and the influence of mentors like Dave Masur and Lou Carnesecca influenced me to want to give back to the game that gave you so much. 

After graduating from college, despite opportunities to continue to pursue a playing career, I followed what I knew was my true passion - coaching, and to give to other young men the experiences that formed me as a person. 

I became the youngest head coach in the country by taking the helm at St Francis, and then was fortunate enough to be provided the opportunity to lead one of the special programs in the country in Adelphi University - school that produced US national team standouts Chris Armas and Mike Windischmann; and to do so with the challenge of rebuilding this once proud tradition. 

Along the way, the influence of friends like immediate past president Mike Jacobs exposed me to the idea of being a part of something bigger than myself, and to use the NSCAA as a vehicle to give back to the game in a broader sense. 

Serving is one of the most honorable things you can do, and to serve those who have common goals and values through the game is important to me 
Whether it be through my committee work with (See Above), or now being humbled by the opportunity to possibly serve on the Board of Directors, I know that my passion, service, and sense of being a part of something greater than myself positions me to help provide leadership in the future of this wonderful association.

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