COACHING STAFF

Washington United prides itself in employing a well-rounded coaching and training staff with deep and varied experience in all facets of the soccer world. Whether they've coached internationally or played locally, our staff members use what they've learned over the years in the most advantageous ways to make our athletes better players, better professionals, and better people while fostering a love for the game.

  • Current Women's Assistant Coach at Camden County College

  • Former Player

  • Experience With Athletic Program Management

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NATALIE ACCIANI

2011 Girls Coach, Elite Sports Group Trainer

Email: naa134@scarletmail.rutgers.edu

Natalie Acciani is a young and upcoming coach from the Elite Sports Training group that brings a great deal of experience to our staff. Her skills as a coach as well as a professional have made her a mentor to older girls looking for the right development to play at the collegiate level. She currently works as the Women's Assistant Soccer Coach at Camden County College where she has also interned with their Athletic Department. 

  • Veteran Coach with International Experience

  • Former Player

  • Professional Soccer Entrepreneur

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MATT DRIVER

2003 Boys Coach

Email: driverk@comcast.net

A former MLS coach with the New England Revolution, Matt Driver has over 30 years in the industry as a professional player and coach in the UK, Germany and US.  He is a serial entrepreneur having owned and operated 10+ Professional & Semi Professional teams within the USL, NPSL, WPSL, WPS, WPSL Elite and now is the founding Principle of the American Soccer League clubs, the Philadelphia Fury, New Jersey Americans, and the NY Metropolis FC.

Matt holds a United States Soccer Federation (USSF) A coaching license. In addition, he carries a Brazilian A Licence, a Scottish Football Association A-1 License, a National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) Premier Diploma and an Advanced National Coaching Diploma. Matt is also a former Director of Coaching at the State level and former National Staff Coach at the Adult level.

Matt has previously coached the highly-decorated Washington United Lightning and Washington United Arsenal teams, leading the former to State, Regional, and National Championships.

  • 6+ Years of Coaching Experience

  • Decorated Collegiate and Professional Playing Career

  • Background in Business Administration

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KEVIN MCCOLLICK

2002 Girls Coach, 2002/2003 Girls Coach

Email: kevinmccollick@gmail.com

Kevin McCollick has found great success both playing and coaching for a variety of well-respected clubs. After graduating from Washington Township High School in 2012, he played at the DII level for Holy Family University where he was 4-year starter and became the team's top scorer. While there, he earned his Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration with a concentration in Management. From there, he played professionally with Philadelphia Fury for an undefeated season in 2016. During his time with Fury, he also participated in the La Liga World Event during SD Eibar's World Tour and worked as a trainer at multiple youth coaching camps and training sessions.

McCollick began his coaching career as a trainer for Philadelphia Soccer Club for four years. After his time here, he worked as a trainer for Lighthouse Soccer Club in Philadelphia who would go on to rank highly in multiple EDP tournaments, place 3rd in the Region 1 Eastern Regional League in 2017 and 2018, and become semi-finalists in the EPYSA State Cup. Beyond coaching for WUSC, McCollick has been the Varsity Assistant Coach for Washington Township High School since 2016, helping lead the team to a NJSIAA Group IV State Championship, three Group IV State Sectional Championships, three Olympic Conference Championships, and a Coaches Cup Championship. 

  • Extensive Collegiate and Professional Coaching Experience

  • Former D3 College Athlete

  • Managing Experience at Youth and Professional Level

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KEVIN NUSS

2004 Boys Elite, 2006 Boys Coach

Email: knuss@camdencc.edu

Kevin Nuss brings an extensive resume to Washington United, including time as the Head Coach of the Ocean City Nor’Easters in the USL 2 and current position at Camden County College as the Men’s Soccer Head Coach. Camden County College consistently ranks in the Elite 8 at the JUCO level. Kevin will look to link talented United players to college and beyond by utilizing an extensive collegiate network that he brings with him. 

Nuss began his college soccer playing career in 2003 with Camden County College before transferring to William Paterson University (NCAA Div. III). At WPU he was the starting goalkeeper from 2004-05. He finished his time at WPU ranked fourth in program history in saves and his seven shutouts during the 2005 season is the fourth-most in program history. Nuss finished his college career at Rowan University (NCAA Div. III) where he won the starting goalkeeper job throughout the 2007 season.

 

Nuss, who currently holds his United States Soccer Federation “C” coaching license, recently returned to Camden County College after a front office position with USSDA Club, Cedar Stars Academy. At Cedar Stars he was the organization’s general manager, working alongside Technical Director Tab Ramos. Prior to that, he was the general manager and associate head coach of the Ocean City (N.J.) Nor'Easters, one of the top Premier Development League (PDL) teams in North America, as well as roles as an assistant coach for the men’s soccer programs at Brown University (Ivy League), Saint Joseph’s University (Atlantic 10 Conference) and Rutgers-Camden University.

  • Successful Collegiate and Professional Playing Career

  • Collegiate and Professional Coaching Experience

MATT PERRELLA

WUSC Elite Sports Group Trainer

As a player, Matt Perrella spent time with Bethlehem Steel and the Pittsburgh Riverhounds of the USL Championship. Currently, Matt maintains his professional player status in the Major Arena Soccer League and has also played with Utica City FC and the Harrisburg Heat. Matt works with all coaches and teams and develops curriculum for youth programs through the assistance of the coaching staff. Matt has previously held roles as an assistant coach with the Ocean City Nor’Easters of the PDL and with the Drexel University Women's team.

Matt was a Business Administration major and enjoyed a successful collegiate playing career while at Rider University 2009-13. While at Rider, Perrella was a four-year starter in goal, served as team captain for three years, a member of the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference All-Academic team and a MAAC Defensive Player of the Week. He graduated in 2013 and earned his MBA from Durham University.

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