Coach Mal is originally from Buffalo, NY. He has extensive experience as both a player and coach. As a player, he had earned multiple State honors and a silver medal at the Empire State Games (Olympic Festival) where he was selected as the MVP of the tournament. His team included two future US National team players. Additionally, he was honored as a 2-time All-Erie County, 2-time All-Western New York and 1-time All-State (NY) player. He later played at the collegiate level on a scholarship and was selected as Conference Rookie of the Year.
Mal’s coaching experience includes coaching positions at the collegiate, high school and youth levels. He has coached both boys and girls at the high school and youth levels. He is a member of the National Soccer Coaches of America Association (NSCAA), United Soccer Coaches (USC), the National Federation of State High School Coaches Association (NFHS), the Florida Athletic Coaches Association (FACA) and the National High School Coaches Association (NHSCA). He has earned a NSCAA Director of Coaching Diploma, NSCAA National Diploma, USSF National D License, and Level III National Goalkeeping Diploma.
He is the Director of Coaching for both the Recreational and Competitive programs and has created and oversees an age appropriate player development training curriculum for all club players and coaches.
Additionally, he serves on the Board of Directors as the President of the club. He has also been a member of the coaching staff at Royal Palm Beach High School since 2011 where he is the Head Coach of the Boys Varsity team. He is also a certified USSF Grade 8 referee.
Awards and Accomplisments:
-FYSA Girls Coach of the Year (2010)
-FYSA Boys Coach of the Year (2013)
-FHSSA PBC High School Conference Coach of the Year
(2014-2015, 2015-2016, 2016-2017, 2017-2018, 2018-2019)
-2013-2014 U11B (2003) FYSA Region Cup Semi-Finalist (Final 4)
-2015-2016 RPBHS District Champions, Class 5-A Regional Quarter-Finalist
-2016-2017 U14B (2003) FYSA State Cup Quarter-Finalist (Final 8)
-2017-2018 RPBHS District Finalist, Class 5-A Regional Quarter-Finalist
-2020-2021 RPBHS District Finalist, Class 6-A Regional Quarter-Finalist
-2020-2021 U15B (2006) FYSA Presidents Cup Semifinalist (Final 4)