• The 2018 staff is almost complete.  Tampa Bay Rowdies Neill Collins and Kyle Curinga will make appearances.  Rob Nugent, Neal Wolfrath, Josh Kent, Erin Avers, Noah Nixon, Luke Nugent, Jack Pironti, Aaron Spencer are all expected to return along with a few new staff members.

  • Below is the core staff from 2017:

    Senior Coach: Lieutenant Matt Thomas, USMC

     Image result for Matthew Thomas Naval Academy image

    Matt is as tough as they come.  He has been a United Stated Marine for over four years.  Matt will be on leave this summer and after a four-year absence from the staff will join MSC for Session 2.  Matt played Goalkeeper for Clearwater Central Catholic from 2006 to 2009, including a trip to the FHSAA Final Four in 2007.

    Matt was accepted at the United States Naval Academy where he distinguished himself as a student, a leader, and eventually a Marine.  Within the Marine Corps Matt has distinguished himself with his toughness, his leadership ability, and his intelligence.  MSC and the USA are lucky to have Matt Thomas.

    Senior Coach: Erin Avers - Stetson University

    Hatters Drop Regular Season Finale at Jacksonville, 3-2  Erin Avers

    Erin attended MSC for many years and is now a core staff member.  This summer will be Erin's 6th year on the MSC staff.

    See Erin play for Stetson this season Erin's Stetson University team will play American University on August 18, 2017 at the University of South Florida Corbett Stadium.  The kickoff is at 4:30.

    Noah Nixon - Pine Manor College, Calvary Christian High School

    Goalkeeper Training: Luke Nugent - Clearwater Chargers Development Academy

    Luke will train goalkeepers at MSC this summer.  Luke has three appearances thus far against the US Youth National Team.  He has learned from the best and is eager to share his knowledge with MSC campers.  Luke has won the MSC Goalkeeping Award - the "You Don't Have to be Crazy but it Helps" Award - three times.

    Jack Pironti

    Above: Jack is in bottom row, 3rd from left. 

    Jack was a Captain for Carrollwood Day School Men's Varsity Soccer in 2016-17 and he will be again in 2017-18.  Jack has received all Tampa Bay recognition from the St. petersburg Times for both soccer and cross country.  Jack has represented CDS cross country at the FHSAA state cross country championships.

    Aaron Spencer: Carrollwood Day School

    Aaron is nicknamed "The Everyman" because of his ability to excel at every position on the field - including Goalkeeper.  He will be a Captain for Carrollwood Day School Men's Varsity Soccer in 2017-18.

    Nicole Matuska - Women Win


    Above left: Matuska.  Above right: soccer players in the Middle East.

    Nicole has an amazing story.  It is one of inspiration, leadership, and following a sense of what is right regardless of the personal risks.

    Nicole was a camper at MSC from a young age and you could see that she had something special going on - even at the age of 9 and 10.  She continued as a camper for several years while also playing youth soccer at a high level.  Nicole was asked to join the MSC staff as a Gopher at about the age of 14.  Eventually she joined the staff as a regular staff member in 2000.

    Nicole became the captain of her high school team - Clearwater Central Catholic High School - and led them to many successes.  She went on to Northwestern University in Chicago.  Then her life took a turn that no one - least of all herself - could see coming.

    Nicole applied for and won a Fulbright Scholarship upon graduation from Northwestern.  Her vision was to help young girls that need the most help discover the power within themselves that they truly possess and to do so through sport.  Nicole moved to Casablanca, Morocco to execute her vision.  When a year passed and it was time to leave - she couldn't.  Nicole had started too many projects and gotten involved with too many people that needed help.  She stayed for 10 years.

    Nicole joined Women Win... an organization that she works with today.  She is now based in Clearwater but she travels the world on behalf of Women Win to help that organization realize it's mission - To Equip Adolescent Girls to Exercise Their Rights Through Sport - and it's vision - By 2018 2 million girls realize their Leadership potential through sport.

    Nicole will make a sensational return to the MSC staff in Session 2, 2017 after a 15-year absence.

    Below Left: Stuart Robertson - Partick Thistle and Queen's Park Rangers, Scotland

    Below Right: Scott Robertson - Celtic, Scotland

    Jack Pironti and Joe Albanna: Carrollwood Day School

    Jessica Brown and Justin Nugyen

    General Manager: Rob Nugent

    The 2017 camp season will be Rob's 29th on the MSC Staff. Rob holds the rank of District Chief for the St. Petersburg Fire and Rescue Department...one of the nation's finest.  Rob's soccer credentials:

    - Assistant Boy's Varsity Soccer Coach and Goalkeeper Coach: Carrollwood Day School      

    - Former Assistant Boy's Varsity Coach: Clearwater Central Catholic High School

    - 37 years soccer playing and coaching experience

    - Captain of St. Pete Firefighter Olympic Silver Medal Soccer Team  Rob was chosen as St. Petersburg Fire and Rescue EMT of the year in 1999.  He has been nominated for St. Pete Fire and Rescue Officer of the Year since his promotion to District Chief.

    Rob was a top high school wrestler at Northeast High School in addition to his soccer experience.

    Rob and his wife Kelly have two boys: Luke and Brady.  Luke and Brady have both joined the MSC staff.

    Above: Rob prepares another group to take the field.

    Below: Another victorious night on the mats for Rob Nugent and the Northeast Vikings.


    Above: The 1999 Florida Firefighter Olympic Soccer Silver Medalists.  Team Captain Rob Nugent - bottom row 3rd from left - has his game face on.  Dan Chappell - the creator of the Station 3 First In, Last Out Award - is 3rd from left in the back row.

    Senior Coach: Josh Kent

    Josh returns in 2017 for his 21st season on the MSC Staff.  Josh is the former Assistant Varsity Boy's Soccer Coach at Clearwater Central Catholic High School.  He was the Head JV Soccer Coach at CCC for two seasons.

    Josh played soccer at CCC, serving as captain his senior year (1999).  Josh was a part of a state championship team in 1997 and a state runner-up team in 1998 for CCC.  Josh went on to a four year college soccer career at Catawba in North Carolina, again serving as captain his senior year.  Josh is a former MSC Camper and Gopher and has been part of MSC every year since he was seven years old.

    Josh graduated with a degree in Physical Education from Catawba in North Carolina and a Master's Degree in Exercise Physiology from the University of West Florida.  He is currently employed by Morton Plant Mease Hospital in Clearwater.  Josh and his wife Sara have a daughter - Edelynn.

    Senior Coach: Neal Wolfrath

    Coach Wolfrath is the Head Girls Varsity Soccer Coach at Shorecrest School in St. Petersburg, a position he has held since 2000.  Neal has brought the Chargers to numerous regional appearances and 3 Final Fours in his time as their Head Coach.  He is a teacher at Shorecrest and has been on staff there since 1998.  Neal graduated from Eckerd College in 1997 where he played four years under Coach Jim DiNobile.  He was Captain his senior year.  Neal played varsity high school soccer under Coach Harte at CCC, graduating in 1993. 

    Coach Wolfrath first joined the MSC staff in 1992.  While still in college he was promoted to Assistant Varsity Coach and Head JV Coach on Coach Harte's CCC staff where he remained for five years before making the move to his first Head Coaching position at Canterbury School in St. Petersburg.  From there he moved on to the Shorecrest Girls Varsity job.

    Coach Wolfrath was named the St. Petersburg Times Girls Coach of the Year in 2007, the same year that Coach Harte was named Boy's Coach of the Year.  Neal started his own soccer camp at Shorecrest over 15 years ago.


  • Training

  • - B.S. in Political Science - Eckerd College 1997

  • - M.S. in Education - University of South Florida

  • Experience - Coaching and Teaching

  • - 18 Years High School Varsity Soccer Head Coach

  • - 25 years coaching experience

  • - 16 years teaching experience

  • Honors and Accomplishments - Coaching and Playing

  • - Two trips to State Final Four as a High School Player

  • - Four Year Player at NCAA Division 2 Eckerd College - Sunshine State Conference

  • - Team Captain senior year at Eckerd

  • - Played Professionally for West Florida Fury

  • - 406 games coached at Varsity High School level

  • - 252-125-29 career coaching record

  • - 3 trips to the State Final Four

  • - 2007 St. Petersburg Times Coach of the Year

    Read more about Coach Wolfrath:  Shorecrest goes to 2016 Regional Final

  • Camp Director: Jim Harte

Preparing Carrollwood Day School to go up against top competition in Burnley, England

Coach Harte will be on the field all day, every day at camp as he has been since 1981.

- Head Boy's Soccer Coach - Carrollwood Day School

- PE Specialist: Cypress Woods Elementary School, Palm Harbor, FL

- Recreational Director and Academy Director - West Florida Flames East Lake Campus

  • Training
  • - B.S. in Physical Education - Quincy University 1980
  • - FYSA D License - St. Petersburg 1981
  • - USSF C License - Orlando 1982
  • - USSF B License - Tampa 1983
  • - NSCAA Advanced National Diploma - Cocoa 1986
  • - USSF A License - Tampa 1989
  • - KNVB Dutch Coaching School - Maastricht, Netherlands 1999
  • - Character Education Partnership 11 Principles of a School of Character - Largo, FL 2009
  • - Franklin Covey Seven Habits of Highly Effective People Signature Training - Tampa 2010
  • - USSF National Youth License - Melbourne, FL 2014
    - Florida Certified Teacher: Physical Education K-8 - 36 years
  • Experience - Coaching and Teaching
  • - 35 Years High School Varsity Soccer
  • Coached at St. Petersburg Catholic, Dixie Hollins, Clearwater Central Catholic, and Carrollwood Day School
  • - 38 years Youth Soccer - all levels and ages, boys and girls
  • - 18 years in Youth Soccer Club Leadership Roles (Seminole USA, Northeast Raiders, Oldsmar SC, Hillsborough United SC, Tampa Bay United SC, Liverpool FC America West Florida, West Florida Flames)
  • - FYSA State Coaching Staff - 1984 to 1997
  • - FYSA ODP State Head Coach for U14 and U15 Boys - 1989-92
    - Assistant Men's Soccer Coach: Eckerd College - 1985-87
  • - Physical Education Teacher - 35 years
  • Honors - Coaching and Teaching
  • - Nominated for Wal-Mart Teacher of the Year, Tampa 1997
  • - 2004-05 Pinellas County Schools Teacher of the Year Semi-Finalist in the area of Creativity and Innovation
  • - Teacher of the Year - Cypress Woods Elementary School, Palm Harbor 2009
  • - National Promising Practices Award: "The Clipboard and the List" - The Character Education Partnership 2009
  • - National Promising Practices Award: "The Student-Led
  • 10-Minute Talk" - The Character Education Partnership 2010
  • - National Promising Practices Award: "The Alliance" - The Character Education Partnership 2011
  • - Speaker: 2010 Character Education Partnership National Forum - San Francisco, CA
  • - Winner of the Pinellas County Golden Apple Award for excellence in teaching - 2017
    - Twice nominated to Florida High School Activities Association (FHSAA) Hall of Fame
    - Inducted into the Clearwater Central Catholic High School Hall of Fame 2002
  • - Center Guest Referee - 1992 Whistle Bowl (Annual Soccer game between Pinellas and Hillsborough referees)
  • - Head Coach - Florida State HS All-Star Game (1990)
  • - Coach of the Year:
  •    -1989 - Clearwater Sun, St. Pete Times, Tampa Tribune
  •    -1996 - Tampa Tribune
  •    -2007 - St Pete Times
    Accomplishments in Soccer
  • - Numerous players advanced to college and pro playing careers as well as youth, high school, and college coaching and teaching careers
  • - 887 games coached at Varsity High School level is the most in Florida Boys High School Soccer
  • - 36 years coaching at high school level is the most in Florida Boys High School Soccer
    - 535-253-99 win-loss-tie record at Varsity HS level
  • - Six High School State Championships is tied for most in Florida Boy's High School Soccer, Top 20 in USA
  • - Three State runners-up finishes - lost each final in overtime
  • - 15-5 record in Final Four games is the most wins at the Final Four in Florida Boys High School Soccer
  • - 20 appearances in post-season regionals or above - 65 games coached - 51-14 won/loss record
  • - National High School Rankings: 1990 - #3; 1991 - #1 (National Champions); 1993 - Top 20; 1997 - #2; 2002 - Top 10
    - U18 FYSA Boy's State Champion - 1982
  • - U13 FYSA Boy's State Champion and Fair Play Award Winner - 1997
  • - U14 FYSA Girl's State Champion - 2000
  • - U18 FYSA Girl's President's Cup Champion - 2005                       
  • For more information on Coach Harte:

  • 2016: CDS Soccer travels to Manchester, England for second time

  • 2016: Carrollwood beefs up talent, schedule

  • CDS Soccer: Don't Tread

  • Harte Takes Position at Carrollwood Day School

  • Longtime Coach Leaves

  •  CCC Boys Soccer One of Top 10 Bay Area High School Coaching Jobs

  • The Crazy Guys

  • CCC teams thrive

  • Clearwater's hopes in state final four

  • "Its our time"

  • Harte wins 300th

  • "It's not about revenge."

  • Orlando Sentinel 1990: CCC Soccer in Final 4

  • CCC loses 1998 State Final in overtime

 MSC coaches are hand picked for the MSC Staff based on their playing ability and their desire to work hard to ensure a happy and successful camp. The coaches are trained and led by Coach Harte and the senior staff.