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Coaching May 09, 2023

Two Fordham men’s soccer assistant coaches depart for head coaching positions

Bronx, N.Y. – There will be some new members of the Fordham men’s soccer coaching staff for the upcoming season, as Matt Sloan and Jordan Collver have both taken head coaching positions at new schools.

Sloan was named head coach at Molloy College in April, while Collver was selected as the head coach at Dominican University.

“Matt and Jordan have done so much for Fordham Soccer as young coaches, assisting in our player’s development both on and off the field.  I am extremely proud of them in receiving these outstanding opportunities to become head coaches,” said Fordham head coach Carlo Acquista.  “We are thankful for all their hard work and dedication at Rose Hill and wish them nothing but success.”

Sloan spent this past season on the Fordham coaching staff, after a two-year stint as a player and team captain for the Rams. In his first season, he helped the Rams win the 2020-21 Atlantic 10 Championship and was selected as the Most Outstanding Player at the Championship.  He earned First Team All-Southeast Region honors from United Soccer Coaches for the 2020-21 season and followed that by receiving Second Team All-Atlantic 10 honors in the fall of 2021.

Sloan has also spent time coaching with the Long Island Rough Riders, Long Island Soccer Club, Royal Sporting Group, and Plainedge Soccer Club, working with players at all levels from youth to semi-professional over the last decade. Most recently, he was named a Most Valuable Coach by EXACT Sports.

Collver was on the Rams’ coaching staff for two seasons, taking care of the Fordham goalkeepers.

Collver spent three seasons at Fairleigh Dickinson on the Knights’ staff, as a volunteer assistant for two years (2018-19) and as an assistant coach for one (2020).

In 2019, Collver helped coach the Knights to their ninth NEC Championship in program history after defeating LIU 1-1 (3-2 in PK’s). Serving as goalkeeper coach, he worked with goalkeeper Jahmali Waite, who was named Tournament MVP.  In 2018, White, was an ALL-NEC First Team selection, leading the conference in goals against average and shutouts.  Prior to Fairleigh Dickinson, Collver was an assistant at the College of Saint Elizabeth (NCAA Division III) in 2017-18.

Collver began his coaching career at his alma mater, the University at Albany, where he assisted the Great Danes from 2012-14.  A native of Whitesboro, New York, Collver graduated from Albany in 2014 with a degree in Sociology and is working on his MSA in Sports Administration.

Aside from his college coaching, Collver has served as a trainer and scout for the NY Red Bulls Academy, assisting with its clinics and camps since 2014, while also being the Director of Coaching and Technical Director at the Pompton Lakes Riverdale Soccer Association in New Jersey since 2017.

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