• 2011 Men’s Soccer Coaches        
       
         

photoHead Coach
Paul Marco
10th Season
West Virginia (1991)

Paul Marco
begins his 10th season as the head soccer coach at Binghamton University in 2011. Under his guidance, the Bearcats have been transformed from a team that won just two games the year before his arrival into a rising power on the national scene. Marco has led Binghamton to two America East Conference titles (2003 and 2006), two America East regular season titles (2006 and 2007) and a conference-record six consecutive appearances in the America East championship game (2003-08).

As the Bearcats have made their place among the elite squads in the conference, they have also gained attention in the national polls. In four of the past eight seasons, Binghamton has either received votes or been ranked in both the NSCAA/adidas and College Soccer News weekly polls.

Under Marco's guidance, the Bearcats have excelled just as much in the classroom as they have on the playing field. The 2007 team posted the highest combined GPA in the nation (3.37) out of over 200 programs. The Binghamton 2005 squad had the third-highest combined GPA among all NCAA Division I men's soccer programs (3.30), the 2006 team was ranked fourth (3.26) and the 2008 squad tied for fifth (3.30). Individually, Binghamton has had one COSIDA Academic All-American, one COSIDA Academic All-District selection and eight NSCAA Scholar All-Americans since Marco became the head coach.

Four years ago, Binghamton moved into the 2,534-seat Bearcats Sports Complex and have since ranked among the top Division I programs in the nation in home attendance three times. The Bearcats were No. 21 in the nation during the 2007 campaign and No. 20 in 2008 and No. 23 last in 2009. In addition, Binghamton has gone 23-4-3 all time at the Bearcats Sports Complex, including a 21-1-3 mark during the regular season.

Heading into the 2011 campaign, Marco has a record of 91-65-34 (.586), and has gone 37-23-12 (.597) against America East opponents. He has posted six winning seasons and has steered the Bearcats to an 22-12-3 record in conference games the past five years.

In 2007, Marco led the Bearcats to a 14-6-0 record as well as its second straight America East regular season title. In the process, the Bearcats became the first regular season repeat champion in 13 years. Even more impressive was the Bearcats' fifth straight title game appearance--a feat accomplished just one other time in America East history. Furthermore, Binghamton's 14 wins was its highest total since 1993. Marco was named the America East Coach of the Year for the first time in his career.

The previous year, Marco guided the Bearcats to their first-ever America East Conference regular season title as well as to their second tournament title in four years. Binghamton earned its second trip to the NCAA Division I Tournament and faced No. 17 Harvard in the first round.

In 2003, Marco led the squad to its first-ever America East Championship after the squad was picked to finish eighth in the preseason poll. Binghamton stunned No. 15 Fairleigh Dickinson 1-0 in the first round of the NCAA Tournament before losing 1-0 in overtime at No. 7 St. Louis in the second round. The Bearcats were the first team receiving votes in the NSCAA/adidas season-ending Top 25 poll and Marco was named the New York State Region Coach of the Year

Recruiting top-notch players has been a major key to Marco's quick success at Binghamton. Including this season's recruiting class, he had landed four NSCAA High School All-Americans, four Junior College All-Americans and several international players who have been instrumental the past eight seasons.

Prior to his arrival at Binghamton, Marco was the head coach at West Virginia from 1996-2001. During his tenure, he guided the Mountaineers to a record of 47-62-4. His best season was in 1999, when West Virginia went 13-5-1 and received the third seed in the Big East Championship tournament. That year, Marco was named the Big East Coach of the Year. In addition, Marco's 1998 team also advanced to the conference tournament, posting an 11-8-1 mark.

Before taking over the head coaching reigns in 1997, Marco served as the Mountaineers' assistant coach from 1992-95, helping lead the program to an Atlantic 10 conference championship and NCAA tournament berth in 1992.

A former Division I player for West Virginia, Marco led the program to one of its finest seasons in school history in 1990. His 12 points steered the team to a 12-5-1 record -the best mark in 23 years.

In 1991, Marco graduated cum laude from West Virginia with a bachelor's degree in physical education. He is teacher certified in grades K-12. Marco also received his master's degree from the University in 1994 in physical education/athletic coaching.

Besides holding a National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) Advanced National Diploma, a United States Soccer Federation (USSF) "B" License, Marco has been a member of the NSCAA national staff for 13 years. Four years ago, he was promoted to the NSCAA Senior Staff. In that capacity, Marco has taught various levels of the NSCAA academy curriculum courses, and has published numerous articles. Most recently, he served as vice president of the Big East Soccer Coaches for three years.

Marco and his wife, Sheryl, have two children. They reside in Endicott.

THE BEARCATS UNDER PAUL MARCO

- 2003 and 2006 America East Champions
- 2006 and 2007 America East Regular Season Champions
- 2004, 2005, 2007 and 2008 America East Runner-Up
- 2003 NCAA Tournament (Second Round)
- 2006 NCAA Tournament (First Round)
- One College Soccer News All-American
- 12 NSCAA All-Region Selections
- Four America East Defensive Players of Year
- Two America East Strikers of the Year
- One America East Goalkeeper of the Year
- One America East Rookie of the Year
- Eight NSCAA Scholar All-Americans
- 14 America East All-Academic Selections
- Posted the top GPA among Division I men's soccer programs during the 2007-08 academic year
- Ranked among the top five programs in the nation in terms of its overall GPA during the 2005-06, 2006-07 and 2008-09 academic years
- Binghamton ranked among the top 25 men's soccer programs in terms of average home attendance during the 2007, 2008 and 2009 seasons

THE MARCO FILE


- Head Coach, Binghamton (20002-pres.)
- Head Coach, West Virginia (1996-01)
- Assistant Coach, West Virginia (1992-95)

       
         
         
photoJoe Dorini
Assistant Coach
Second Season
West Virginia Weselyan (1999)

Joe Dorini
begins his second season as an assistant coach with the Binghamton program. A 1999 graduate of West Virginia Wesleyan College, Dorini brings over a decade of coaching and administrative experience at both the club and college level.

From March-June 2010, Dorini has been the head coach at West Virginia Tech. Prior to that, he was the head coach for Quickstrike FC, based out of Newburgh, N.Y., in 2009. The previous year, Dorini was the director of Soccer Schools for Sky Blue Soccer/Sky Blue FC, based out of Somerset, N.J. He was also the program's assistant coach during that time.

On the college level, Dorini was an assistant coach his alma mater from 1999-06. During that time, the squad won four conference championships and made three appearances in the NCAA Division II Tournament.

Dorini was also the Director of Soccer Operations for ProPerformance Rx (based in Morgantown, W.V.) from April 2007-October 2008 as well head coach for the West Virginia Illusion during that same period of time.

After graduating from West Virginia Wesleyan, Dorini played for three years at the professional level. He competed for the Pittsburgh Riverhounds of the USL 1/A League from 2001-02 and for the Carolina Dynamo of the USL Pro Select Division 2 in 2003. In addition, he also played for A.S. MELFI in Italy during the fall of 1996.

THE DORINI FILE

- Assistant Coach, Binghamton (2010-present)
- Head Coach, West Virgnia Tech (2010)
- Head Coach, Quickstrike FC (2009)
- Director of Soccer Operations, ProPerformance Rx (2007-08)
- Director of Soccer Schools, Sky Blue Soccer/Sky Blue FC (2008)
- Assistant Coach, West Virginia Wesleyan (1999-06)
       
         
         

photoMatt Narode
Assistant Coach
Second Season
Binghamton (2008)

Matt Narode
is in his first season at an assistant coach with the men's soccer program. No stranger to the Bearcats' program, he is a 2008 graduate who spent the past two years as an assistant coach at Skidmore College.

As the lead assistant at Skidmore, Narode was heavily involved in recruiting, training sessions and academics. The Thoroughbreads went 17-15-3 in his two years with the program.

In addition to his role at Skidmore, Narode was also the head coach for the Black Watch Premier U-12 team, based out of Albany. Furthermore, he was a coach, trainer and instructor for Massachusetts Premier Soccer, based out of Boston.

Narode was a three-year starting midfielder for Binghamton and was part of the 2006 squad that swept both the America East regular season and tournament titles. In his senior year, Narode was part of the 2007 America East regular season champions.

Narode was named second-team all-conference as a junior and senior and was also selected to the America East Fall Academic squad in 2005, 2006 and 2007.

THE NARODE FILE

- Assistant Coach, Binghamton (2010-present)
- Assistant Coach, Skidmore (2008-09)
- Head Coach, Blackwatch Premier U-12 (2008-09)

       
         
         
Jason Stenta
Assistant Coach
Second Season
Binghamton (2009)

Jason Stenta
returns to his alma mater as a volunteer assistant coach. A four-year starting goalkeeper and two-time, second-team all-conference selection, he played this summer for the Pittsburgh Riverhounds of the United Soccer League.

THE STENTA FILE

- Assistant Coach, Binghamton (2010-present)
       

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