Mercer Coach Charlie Inverso Honored for Contributions to Soccer


Mercer Men's Soccer Coach
Mercer Head Coach Charlie Inverso

While Mercer men's soccer coach Charlie Inverso is well known on campus for the exceptional men's soccer teams he produces each year, he is also known in the community beyond Mercer for touching the lives of many young players.  Inverso was honored by the Trenton Select Committee for his outstanding contributions to youth soccer at a banquet dinner on Nov. 9

Having just completed his 17th season with the Vikings, Inverso has been involved in soccer since childhood.  He was the goalkeeper for the Notre Dame High School 1974 state championship team and then continued his soccer career at Trenton State College.  Earning his BS and MS degrees in Physical Education from TSC, he is a teacher at Crockett Middle School in Hamilton.

Under his leadership, the Vikings have won four national championships (1988, 1991, 1995, 1996) and come close to the title numerous other years.  He has been named National Coach of the Year four times.  His 326-28-12 record with the Vikings boasts the second highest percentage of wins among active college coaches. 

Approximately 110 of Inverso's former players have graduated from Mercer and have gone on to play soccer at their transfer schools.  Thirty-two former players have become college or high school coaches, and another 15 have played professionally.  Inverso also serves as a staff coach for the Region 1 Olympic Development Program, and as goalkeeper coach for under-14 and under-16 U.S. National soccer teams.

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