Meet Coach David Barrueta

Objective:

To work with goalkeepers primarily as a technical and tactical advisor and secondarily as a goalkeeper fitness conditioning coach in order that they become comprehensive students of the position.

Work History(soccer playing notincluded)

2005 to pres.        President/Founder                              David Barrueta Associates                  Atlanta, GA

Provide consulting services for organizations and individuals, especially in the fields of marketing, athletics and tenant representation

Worked with FC Dallas of MLS to sign Oka Nikolov of Eintracht Frankfurt in 2010

Worked with FIFA players agent Andre Fortune and Seattle Sounders FC to evaluate Kerry Baptiste of Joe Public in 2011

Technical advisor for University Sports Program’s inaugural Buenos Aires, Argentina soccer combine in 2011

2006 to 2009        Director of Soccer Programs             Girls Preparatory School                    Chattanooga, TN

Led and managed both upper and middle school soccer programs for the school

Developed Simone Busby into a goalkeeper where today she is All-Missouri Valley Conference goalkeeper at NCAA DI University of Evansville

2005                       Assistant Men’s Soccer Coach           Mercer University                               Macon, GA

Assisted the Bears’ NCAA Division I program and led goalkeeper training

Developed goalkeeper Roberto Cronenbold into starter and today he plays professionally in Bolivia’s Nacional B for CD Guabira

2003 to 2004        Head Men’s Soccer Coach                 Longwood University                          Farmville, VA

Led and managed a NCAA Division I soccer program

Developed freshman goalkeeper Matt Van Oekel into a starter and today he plays for NASL’s FC Edmonton

2003                       Assistant Men’s Soccer Coach           Mercer University                               Macon, GA

Assisted the Bears’ NCAA Division I program and led goalkeeper training

Developed engineering student Jonathan Riley into a consistent, solid goalkeeper to enhance Mercer’s 4 back system

2001 to 2002        Head Men’s Soccer Coach                 Georgia Tech                                        Atlanta, GA

Led and managed the Yellow Jackets’ intercollegiate club soccer program

1996-1997            Assistant Men’s Soccer Coach           Yale University                                      New Haven, CT

Assisted the Bulldogs’ NCAA Division I program and led goalkeeper training          

 

Education:

1988-1990            B.A., History          Rutgers University               New Brunswick, NJ

1986-1988            Transfer                 Loyola University MD          Baltimore, MD

 

Accomplishments:

2003-present       Raising two kids, Michael (12) and Lawson (8)

2008-present       Coaching mentor at various youth clubs (my son, Michael, is currently at Concorde Fire)

1996                       Pre-season roster selection for New England Revolution of MLS (US Soccer’s 1st Division)

1996                       Goalkeeper for Atlanta Ruckus of A-League (US Soccer’s 2nd Division)

1993-1996            Goalkeeper for Baltimore Bays of USL (US Soccer’s 2nd Division)

1991                       Goalkeeper for Maryland Bays of APSL (US Soccer’s 1st Division)

1990                       NCAA Finalist at Rutgers; Finished career with 40 shutouts

1989                       NCAA Semifinalist at Rutgers; NSCAA All-Region; All Atlantic 10 Conference

1988                       Most Valuable Player at Rutgers; NSCAA All-Region; All Atlantic 10 Conference

1987                       NCAA Quarterfinalist at Loyola; All Northeast Conference at Loyola