BIO

Matt Armstrong

Head Coach

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Email: marmstrong@lonestar-sc.com

Bio:

LSC Girls National League Program Staff

Head Coach

 

Hometown:  Phoenix, AZ

 

Qualifications

USSF B License - Casa Grande, AZ January 2015

USSF C License - Las Vegas, NV May 2012

 

Coaching Experience

Sam Houston State University (2014 - 2016):

Women’s  Asst. Coach/ Recruiting Coordinator

 

Houston Dash (NWSL, Womens Professional League) (2015):

Volunteer Assistant Coach - Video Analysis

 

University of Oklahoma (2013-2014):

Women’s Volunteer Assistant Coach / Video Analysis

 

University of Nevada, Las Vegas (2012-2013):

Men’s Assistant Coach

 

Downtown Las Vegas Soccer Club:

Boys U15 Head Coach

 

University of New Mexico (2011-2012)

Men’s Undergraduate Assistant Coach

 

Rio United FC:

Boys U17 Coach

 

Region III Staff Coach (2016)

South Texas - State Coach (2015 - 2016)

 

Coaching Achievements

Sam Houston State University:

Armstrong has overseen two of the program's most successful campaigns. In 2015, Sam Houston produced a team-high 10 wins and advanced to the Southland Conference Tournament championship match for the first time in 10 seasons.

The Bearkats vaulted their way to the No. 3 seed after victories against Stephen F. Austin (1-0) and Incarnate Word (3-1) and in the league tournament, captured three clean sheets. In 2014, Sam Houston notched a team-best 8-2-1 record in league play and entered the league tournament as the No. 2 seed.

 

University of New Mexico:

Was part of a staff that went undefeated during the season eventually falling in the Sweet 16 on PK’s

 

Rio United FC:

Helped to guide the U17 boys to the team’s first ever New Mexico State Championship and Regionals appearance.

 

Playing Experience

A member of four NCAA Tournament teams and was named to the Soccer America and College Soccer News All-Freshman teams.

Honorable mention All-Big East pick as a freshman at Notre Dame. The Fighting Irish reached the NCAA tournament all three seasons that Armstrong was on the squad, including a quarterfinals appearance in 2007 and second round appearances in 2008 and 2009.

Armstrong wrapped up his collegiate career at New Mexico in 2010, leading the Lobos to the second round of the NCAA Tournament as a senior.

 

Middlesbrough FC Academy as a U-15 and U-16 player.

 

US Youth National Pool / Team from u14 - u20

 

U-17 USA National Team Residency Program in Bradenton, Fla. in 2005. He was in the Copa Sudamerica squad that competed in Paraguay and the squad that went to CONCACAF Qualifying in Costa Rica for the U-17 World Cup in 2005 (Peru).

 

Additional Information   

Sociology Degree from University of New Mexico.