Wednesday, May 16, 2007

USL1 Coaches: Nick DeSantis

Nick DeSantis, currently the coach of the Montreal Impact, looks like a great MLS coaching prospect. He played the game (as a midfielder) in Canada and the US for 16 years, and has recently met with incredible success as a manager. The only reason he shouldn’t get a job with the MLS would be the promotion of the Montreal Impact to the MLS (they’ve been leading the USL in attendance and on the field for the last couple of years)—and since there’s no promotion/relegation opportunity (too bad), I guess we don’t need to worry about that.

As a player:
Montreal Supra 1987-??
Montreal Impact 1993-98, 2000-03 219 21
Raleigh Express 1999
Canadian MNT 1988-97 9 1
  • 2nd in games played for the Impact
  • 4th on scoring list for the Impact
As a coach
Montreal Impact 2004- 84 games 49-14-21

Titles: * League Champion: 2004 (A-League) * Regular Season Champion: 2005, 2006 (USLD1) * Voyageurs Cup: 2004, 2005, 2006 * Can Am Cup: 2004 * USL1 Manager of the Year finalist 2004, 2006 * USL Manager of the Year 2005 * 15-game undefeated streak (10-0-5) in 2005

Montreal Impact standings under DeSantis
Year League Regular Season Playoffs Voyageurs Cup
2004 USL A-League 1st Champion Champion
2005 USL First Division 1st Semifinals Champion
2006 USL First Division 1st Semifinals Champion

If you’ve enjoyed this, please take a look at the other USL1 coaching posts I’ve made.

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