Kevin McCarthy comes to Vista SC after four seasons as the top assistant coach with the Frostburg State University men’s soccer team, a Division III college in Maryland. In addition to his club duties, Kevin will be an assistant coach at Division II California State San Marcos.
During his time with Frostburg, McCarthy helped the Bobcats to 43 wins and four straight conference tournament appearances. He also earned his MBA from Frostburg State in 2015.
McCarthy arrived at Frostburg State after several coaching stints at the collegiate level. In 2012, McCarthy served as the men’s and women’s assistant coach at Ave Maria University (FL) of the NAIA. Prior to his stop in south Florida, he was an assistant coach at Manhattanville College (NY) from 2011-12 and appeared in the NCAA Tournament.
McCarthy received his first collegiate assistant position at perennial national power William Smith College (NY) in the spring of 2011. He designed and assisted with training sessions for the women’s soccer team.
While at Ave Maria and Frostburg State, McCarthy also served as the head coach of the Florida Fire Juniors U-11 boys team and Allegany Soccer Alliance U-14 boys, respectfully.
A May ’11 graduate of Hobart College, McCarthy served as team captain and led the Statesmen to a 52-15-12 overall record with three appearances in the NCAA Tournament. He was a three-time Liberty League All-Academic honoree and garnered All-Liberty League Second Team honors as a senior in 2010.
In 2013, McCarthy played for and served as team captain of the Cape Coral Hurricanes of the National Premier Soccer League (NPSL).
McCarthy is a native of Ocean City, NJ where he won two high school state championships. He received his NSCAA Advanced National Diploma in January 2014 and is pursuing his USSF licenses.
Director of Coaching Matt Hall on hiring Kevin:
"Vista Storm is very fortunate to have Kevin come and work with us. He is a great coach, a great person, and he is going to be a tremendous asset for our club. We are very excited to have a coach of his caliber help develop the players of Vista Storm S.C."