February 25, 2010
Two New Head Pros at Curry College
We are pleased and honored to announce the newest members to our Nike Soccer Camp program at Curry College: Mike and Mark Pearson (father and son). Mike has been coaching for 30 years and Mark has been coaching elite soccer players in Tampa, Florida for 16 years.
University of Tampa, Assistant Coach, 1994-1995
NCAA Div. II National Champions: 1994
NCAA Div. II Regional Champions: 1994, 1995
Land O' Lakes High School, Head Coach, 1998- present
High School Coaching Record: 233-58-32
FHSAA State Finalists: 1999, 2000
FHSAA Regional Champions: 1999, 2000
FHSAA District Champions: 1999, 2000, 2002, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010
FHSAA District Finalists: 1998, 2001, 2004
Sunshine Athletic Conference Champions: 2001, 2002, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010
Tampa Tribune Coach of the Year: 1999, 2000, 2005
St. Petersburg Times Coach of the Year: 1999, 2000, 2008
St. Petersburg Times North Suncoast of the Year: 1999, 2000
Sunshine Athletic Conference Coach of the Year: 1999, 2000, 2005
Hillsborough County United, Academy Founder and Director, 2007-present
Founded and established the first youth academy program at HCU.
Graduating 25-35 youth players a year into the U9 academy program.
High School Experience: Two years coaching the Varsity Boys team at Chamberlain High School, Tampa, Florida; approximately five years coaching the Junior Varsity Boys Program at Land O’Lakes High School and also Assistant Coach to the Varsity Boys Program.
Youth Club Experience: Coached at various clubs in Tampa, Florida including Town N’Country Soccer Club; Northdale Soccer Club; Temple Terrace Soccer Club and, for the last few years at Hillsborough United FC.
Accomplishments: Coached three youth teams to Florida State Championships with numerous appearances at the Final Four of the Florida State Championships; taken two teams to the USAA South East Regional Championships; various Tournament wins including the Sun Bowl at Tampa, Florida; one appearance at the U-14 Dallas Cup Tournament.
Other Points: Have four sons and a stepson who have all played Collegiate soccer in the USA; coached a number of players that went on to play Collegiate soccer in the USA, and that were selected for the State of Florida ODP team.