Carmine Isacco - Technical Director
Carmine Isacco is in his eighth year as head soccer coach at York University. In addition to coaching at York, Isacco was also the goaltending coach with Major League Soccer (MLS) - the Toronto F.C.
Isacco joins the York University Lions after spending two seasons as the head coach with the University of Toronto Varsity Blues, where he led the team to a pair of OUA silver medals and a CIS silver medal in 2005. At York University the men soccer team have won two National championships in the year 2008 and 2010 under his tutelage. His coaching career has also seen him claim a national championship with the Hearts-Azzurri S.C. in the under-18 division. In addition to his role as club head coach for Hearts-Azzurri, he also served as the club's general manager, responsible for the administration of over 2000 young soccer players. As head coach of Toronto Supra in the Canadian Professional Soccer League (CPSL), Isacco was named Coach of the Year in 2002 in the Ontario Youth Soccer League.
As a player, Isacco took to the pitch at the University of Maryland, where he was named a freshman all-American and a three-time all-ACC first team member. In 1993 he participated in the World University Games in Buffalo, New York.
After graduating with a Bachelor of Arts from Maryland, he turned professional, playing four seasons with the Toronto Italia Soccer Club in the National Soccer League (NSL). In his first season with the club, he was Goalkeeper of the Year, and was also named a Canadian all-star three times.
Following his stint in the NSL, Isacco was a player and assistant coach for the Milwaukee Rampage in the A-League. While with Milwaukee, he was named an all-league first team all-star, playoff MVP and he captured a league title in 1997. He has also spent time with the Rochester Rhinos and Toronto Lynx as a player/assistant coach in the A-League. His indoor player career in the National Professional Soccer League (NPSL) saw him claim a league title in 1998 with the Milwaukee Wave and he was named a league all-star while playing for the Edmonton Drillers. Other stops in the indoor NPSL include the Toronto Shooting Stars and Buffalo Blizzard.