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2017 Men's Soccer Coaches
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Dan Cross
Head Coach - 2nd Season

* Begins his second season at the helm of the USF men’s soccer program in 2017

* Recorded his first win at USF with a 2-0 victory over Rochester College on August 21, 2016

* A seven-year veteran coaching at the collegiate level in the Chicagoland area

* Served as head women's soccer coach at Richard J. Daley College in Chicago for the 2015 campaign

* Inheriting a team with only five returning players at Daley College, he boosted the roster to 24 by the start of the season through his recruiting efforts

* Guided a 2015 Daley College club that improved its goals differential by 54 from the previous year

* Spent two years (2013-14) as an assistant men's soccer coach at Saint Xavier University, where he helped guide the Cougars to a pair of CCAC Tournament semifinal appearances and a combined 14-6-2 mark in conference play

* Gained his first collegiate coaching experience as an assistant with the men's program at Elgin Community College, a post he held from 2006-07

* Spent the 2012 campaign as an assistant coach at Illinois Institute of Technology, which at the time was a member of the CCAC

* Has a wealth of youth coaching experience to his credit, most recently as a staff coach for the Lyons Township Soccer Club beginning in 2013.

* A staff coach of the Oak Park-River Forest Strikers and Chicago Edge teams from 2004-13

* A native of England

* Spent four years (2001-04) as head coach at Arsenal Soccer Schools Academy in the North Kent region and played semi-professional soccer in England for Beauwaters FC, Corinthians FC and Dartford FC

* A member of Wings SC in the Metropolitan Soccer League of Chicago

* Owner since 2012 of Grass Roots Soccer Academy, a business providing small group coaching, technical clinics, camps and tournaments in the Chicago area

* Holds a U.S. Soccer Federation "A" license and a National Soccer Coaches Association of America Premier Diploma.

* A four-year starter as a center back and a three-time All-CCAC First-Team selection (2009-2011) at Saint Xavier

* Closed out his career by helping lead the Cougars to the 2011 CCAC Tournament championship and their first-ever NAIA National Tournament appearance

* Graduated with a degree in communications from SXU in 2011

 
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Xavier Corona
Assistant Coach - 2nd Season