Odyssey Sport Soccer Club is thrilled to have Matt Dunn leading their roster of prestigious professional coaches who inspire Odyssey teams. As Director of Soccer, Matt couples his depth of experience along with his contagious enthusiasm for soccer as he motivates and educates the players he coaches. Along with being a coach at Odyssey, Dunn is a former Assistant Coach for Colgate University Women's Soccer program.
Before coming to Colgate, Dunn was the Head Coach for the Lycoming College Women's Soccer Team. In his first year with the Lycoming Warriors, Dunn began to implement a system in which he encouraged development not just as a soccer player in those he coached, but also for his players to be excellent students and citizens. On the field, the team defended the Battle for the Lumber, beating Penn College, 3-0. Off the field, the team improved greatly in the classroom, with seven players earning a slot on the MAC Academic Honor Roll.
Prior to taking over at Lycoming, Dunn spent the 2008-10 seasons as the Assistant Women’s Soccer Coach at Binghamton University, a Division 1 college, where he assisted with all aspects of the Binghamton Bearcat’s program. Dunn was also responsible for training the goalkeepers and serving as the team’s academic liaison—a role in which Dunn helped the Bearcats earn two straight NSCAA Team Academic Awards in both 2009 and 2010.
Dunn helped coach four America East All-Conference selections and four selections to the All-Rookie Team, as well as the 2009 America East Player of the Year, all while assisting the Bearcat’s to two appearances in the America East Playoffs, including an appearance in the Championship Game in 2009.
Before moving on to work in the University at Buffalo’s Athletic Academic Services Department as an intern while finishing his Master’s degree in 2006, Dunn served as an Assistant coach with the Binghamton University men in 2004 and 2005. The Bearcats advanced to the America East finals both seasons, helping the team to a 23-6-13 overall record.
As an undergraduate, Dunn helped establish the Geneseo Women's Soccer Club program and he also worked with the LeMoyne Women's team. In 2003, he served as Head Coach for his high school alma mater’s boys’ soccer team, Owego Free Academy, where the team finished with an 11-6 record.
Dunn, a native of Owego, N.Y., earned his Bachelor’s Degree in History from SUNY Geneseo and a Master’s Degree in Education from the University at Buffalo in 2007. Dunn also holds the NSCAA Premier Diploma and the NSCAA Goalkeeping Level III Diploma. Previously at the club level, Dunn has been part of the coaching staff for the B.C. United Fusion, a Premier Soccer League squad.