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Coaching Aug 22, 2019

Villanova men’s soccer finalizes coaching staff ahead of regular season

VILLANOVA, Pa. – With the regular season opener fast approaching, the Villanova coaching staff has been finalized with the addition of former Rosemont College head coach David Carvalho. He joins a lineup of assistant coaches that includes holdover Mark Fetrow and Alex Balog, who joined the staff last spring.

Carvalho spent five seasons at the helm of Rosemont College (2014-18), in nearby Rosemont, Pa. Previously, Carvalho served as an assistant coach at his alma mater, Eastern University and later at Rutgers-Camden. During his time in Camden, the team advanced to the 2011 Elite Eight and the second round of the 2012 NCAA Tournament.

“The addition of David is a big time hire for this program,” stated Villanova head coach Tom Carlin. “We now have added two previous head coaches to our staff (with Balog), which is a huge asset.”

“I’ve known David since his playing days at Eastern. He is an extremely knowledgeable coach with a great work ethic. He will work mainly with our attacking players but will be fully immersed in all aspects of the program per NCAA regulations.”

As an undergraduate at Eastern University, Carvalho was named to the all-conference first-team from 2002-2004 and earned Regional All American 3rd Team honors in 2003. He will serve as the Wildcats’ volunteer assistant coach.