FERRUM, Va. — Director of Athletics John Sutyak has announced the hiring of Matt Cureton as Head Men’s Soccer Coach at Ferrum College. Cureton joins the Ferrum staff from fellow Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) member Guilford College, where he served as assistant men’s soccer coach for two seasons, whereas the most recent saw the Quakers reach the ODAC Tournament championship game.
“We are very excited to have Matt join the Ferrum family as our next men’s soccer coach,” said Director of Athletics, John Sutyak. “His knowledge and passion for the sport, coupled with his work ethic and knowledge of the ODAC, will be important as we continue working toward becoming a contender in the league and region. I am excited for our work together moving forward.”
Prior to Guilford, Cureton was on the staff at Presbyterian College, an NCAA Division I program that competes in the Big South Conference. In his two seasons there, the Blue Hose won their first ever Big South Tournament Championship in 2017 and made it back to the title game the following season. Also, Presbyterian’s second-place finish in the regular season in the 2018 season stands as their best in program history.
“I’m beyond excited to join the Ferrum family and take over the men’s soccer program,” said Cureton. “The ODAC is one of the most prestigious conferences in the country, and having spent two seasons as an assistant in the league, I understand the challenges ahead of us. I’m determined, focused, and ready to attack the challenges and to continue the program’s success on and off the field.”
Cureton received a Bachelor of Arts in sports administration from Lees-McRae College in December of 2015, following a solid four-year career with the Bobcats. He made 59 starts in 65 games over four years, recording four goals and 11 assists. Cureton’s efforts earned him a spot on the Conference Carolinas All-Conference third team in 2013. He also earned Conference Carolinas All-Tournament honors in 2014 and 2015, and added All-Academic honors and 2014 and 2015.