April 16, 2014
Head women’s soccer coach Neil Stafford announced that former University of Cincinnati men’s volunteer assistant coach Matt Cosinuke has been named the new assistant coach for the women’s program.
“Matt brings five-plus years of Division I experience, including a trip the Sweet 16 with the Dartmouth men in 2010,” said Stafford. “He’s been under some excellent coaches, and I’m confident that the various experiences he has had during his career will be beneficial to what we are building here at UC. Matt has high character and is an excellent role model for our players, the University of Cincinnati and the community.”
Cosinuke has spent the last two years 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.
Following the 2013 season, Cosinuke began working with the women’s team as a volunteer after former goalkeeper coach Catherine Gordon left the program for another position.
“I think it’s important to recognize Hylton Dayes for allowing Matt to work with us,” Stafford added. “Matt was volunteering with the men, and Hylton was generous enough to let him fill in on our staff to help our goalkeepers this offseason. As soon as Matt was given the opportunity, he ran with it, and when Gary took the position at UC Bakersfiled, it seemed like a natural fit to have Matt join our staff.”
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 State Cup Championship and Regional Championship.
Cosinuke came to UC after two seasons at Dartmouth, where he coached under former Bearcats head coach Jeff Cook and alongside former Bearcats letterwinner Johan Cedergren. He helped the Big Green to back-to-back NCAA Tournament appearances and trip to the Sweet 16 in 2010. Cosinuke mentored 2011 all-Ivy League selection Noah Cohen, who posted six shutouts in leading Dartmouth to the Ivy League 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 Florida Atlantic University 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.