Record: 19-2-3 Home: 10-0-1 Away: 8-1-2 Neutral: 1-1 IIAC: 6-1
Matt Pucci
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Matt Pucci - Assistant Coach - 4th Season

Matt Pucci is now in his fifth season with the Duhawk coaching staff. He is now the Associate Head Coach alongside Dan Rothert. Since joining the Duhawks coaching staff in 2010, the men’s teams have won three Regular Season Conference Titles, four Conference Tournament titles and have made 4 straight NCAA Tournament appearances, nine overall since 2005.  On top of that, the men’s teams have also made a NCAA Sweet 16 appearance in 2010 and Back-to-Back NCAA Final Four appearances in 2012 and 2013.


Pucci was a four-year member of the Loras varsity team from 2004-2007. During that time Pucci helped the Duhawks to two Iowa Conference regular season championships, two Iowa Conference tournament championships, three NCAA tournament teams including the Duhawks first NCAA Appearance in 2005, and was a captain of the first ever FINAL FOUR and undefeated team in 2007 while going 23-0-2 and ranked #2 in the country.


As a player, Pucci’s honors include being named to the NSCAA All-Region 1st Team, All-Region 1st Team as well as All-Conference 1st Team while putting together the fourth best offensive season in program history his senior year, by scoring a league-high 17 goals and is currently ranked in the top ten for career goals as well.


Pucci's coaching career began during his time on the Duhawks roster with the boy's high school teams at Hempstead and Wahlert. While the Head Varsity Coach with the Golden Eagles in 2008, the team won the IHSAA 1A State Championship and he was named the Mississippi Valley Conference Coach of the Year. Upon concluding his time in Dubuque, Pucci spent two seasons with Misericordia University in Dallas, Penn. The Cougars qualified for the NCAA Tournament in each of those two seasons, winning the Freedom Conference twice.


Pucci earned his bachelor's degree from Loras College in Public Relations in 2008 and followed with his master's in Management from Misericordia University in May of 2010. His professional coaching licenses include both the National Diploma and Advanced National Diploma from the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) and is a candidate to complete the highest course attainable, the Premier Diploma, in the summer of 2014.


Originally from Libertyville, Ill., Pucci now resides in Dubuque, Iowa with his wife , Carrye.

2013 Men's Soccer Roster
#NameCl.Pos.Ht.Wt.HometownPrevious School
0Sean ElvertJRGK6-0160Naperville, ILWaubonsie Valley
1Dylan MilkentSRGK5-11195Wheaton, ILGlenbard South
2Sam KoenigSOD5-10180Dubuque, IAWahlert Catholic
3Johnny RummelhartJRM5-10150Iowa City, IARegina
4Tyler CruikshankSOD5-11170Marshalltown, IAMarshalltown
5Erik BerkowitzSRD5-9165Racine, WISt. Catherine
6Austin JacobiFRM5-8150Roscoe, ILHononegah
7JoJo SchmidtSOM5-10140Naperville, ILMetea Valley
8Jorge SimonSOM6-3185Appleton, WIKimberly
9Alejandro CosmopolisSRM/F5-10165Lima, PeruColegio Carmelitas
10Richard LenkeSOM5-7175Mount Prospect, ILMount Prospect
11Dan FiguraSRD 6-2185St. Charles, ILSt. Charles North
12Mike PizzelloJRM/D6-4205Elmhurst, ILTimothy Christian
13Chris PaulinoFRF6-1160Tomah, WIAquinas
14Alex BradleyFRM/F6-0180Milton Keynes, UKVandyke Upper School
15Mitchell BurgmeierJRD5-11180Dubuque, IAWahlert
16Jonah JackeFRM5-10175Green Bay, WIGreen Bay Soutwest
17Tom FluegelJRM5-8155Rockton, ILHononegah
18Bryan IrwinSOM6-2175Bartlett, ILSouth Elgin
19Ben AverySOF6-4210Des Moines, IADowling Catholic
20Kevin CaversSRM5-9140Arlington Heights, ILSt. Viator
21Pat LanganSRM6-0165Wheaton, ILWheaton North
22Josh KutzkeJRF6-1190Freeport, ILFreeport
23Tim van den BerghJRM6-0180Nijmegen, HollandWDM Valley
24Dillon OlsonJRM5-7155Midlothian, ILMarist
25Kyler OlsonFRM/F5-7140Roscoe, ILHononegah
26Troy WheelerFRD6-0185Arlington Heights, ILSt. Viator
27Jimmy RalphFRD6-0175Mokena, ILLincoln Way East
28Joe McCulloughSRF6-1147Bartlett, ILBartlett
29Tom ColeSRD6-0180Ann Arbor, MIPioneer
Dan Rothert - Head Coach - 16th season
Matt Pucci - Assistant Coach - 4th season
Justin McCord - Assistant Coach - 3rd season
Chris Comstock - Assistant Coach - 2nd season