Cosinuke has worked with the UC men's program the last two seasons as the volunteer goalkeeper coach.
In two years working with the goalkeepers, Matt Cosinuke enters the 2016 season with Cincinnati looking to build upon the success his group has enjoyed and once again anchor a stingy defense that helped the Bearcats to the 2015 American Athletic Conference title.
With depth and improved numbers, Cosinuke’s group came up big in 2015 as the keepers allowed just 22 goals and posted a 0.87 goals-against average which is a major improvement from prior to his arrival when the goalkeepers held a 1.79 (2014) GAA. The trio of Sam Pavlika, Natalie Smith and Kaleigh Piscioneri combined to post 95 saves in 24 matches en route to 12 shut outs, which ranks as the third-most in a single season in the program’s 36-year history. The 22 goals allowed ranked as the fourth-fewest in a season of 20+ matches played (11th overall).
With an improve defense playing ahead of them, the keepers saved 81-percent of the shots they faced and helped the team not only to its seventh conference crown, but its first NCAA appearance since 2002.
In his two years working with the program, Cosinuke has seen his goalkeepers record 20 shutouts and help UC to a 23-14-7 overall record, giving the Bearcats back-to-back 10+ wins seasons for the first time since 2002. In his first season with the program, Cosinuke coached the goalkeepers to eight shutouts on the year. UC finished with a 10-8-2 record, which made it only the second time since 2002 that UC reached double-digit victories.
Cosinuke spent the 2012 and 2013 seasons as a volunteer assistant with the Bearcats’ men’s program where he worked mainly with the goalkeepers and aided UC in qualifying for the conference tournament each year. In 2013, he had a keeper named National Goalkeeper of the Week once and American Athletic Conference Goalkeeper of the Week once. Off the field, he was heavily active in video analysis and organizing team camps and clinics.
Cosinuke came to UC after two seasons at Dartmouth, where he helped the Big Green to back-to-back NCAA Tournament appearances and trip to the Sweet 16 in 2010. He mentored 2011 all-Ivy League selection Noah Cohen, who posted six shutouts in leading DC to the Ivy League Championship. During his time in Cincinnati, he has also coached the U13, U16 and U18 Girls at the Kings Hammer Academy. Cosinuke guided the U16 Girls to the 2012 President's Cup Championship and Regional Championship.
After graduating from Kimball Union Academy in Meriden, N.H., Cosinuke played Division I soccer at Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton, Fla. During the 2009 season, he served as an assistant coach at FAU in addition to his extensive involvement with local youth soccer clubs and camps.
Cosinuke holds the Advanced National Goalkeeping License from the National Soccer Coaches Association of America and several licenses from the US Soccer Federation. He is a native of Lebanon, N.H.