Soccer Coaching Staff

In his second season at the helm of Delaware State University's women's soccer program, head coach Matthew Okoh (Oh-koh) led the Hornets to a United Soccer Conference Eastern Division title in 2006, making him the most successful women's soccer coach in the history of the program. Okoh took the position in 2005 after a lengthy professional playing career in Europe and the United States.


Okoh's foray into coaching began before his retirement as a player when he was named director of player development for the Denver-based Colorado Legends Soccer Club while playing with the Colorado Rapids. In 2001, along with his playing duties for New England, Okoh served as head coach of the women’s soccer program at Nichols College in Dudley, Massachusetts, leading the Bisons to a record setting season for wins and a berth in the 2001 Commonwealth Coast Conference finals. In 2002, Okoh was named head coach for Grambling State University's inaugural women's soccer campaign, earning LAWA All-Louisiana Women's Soccer Coach of the Year accolades in 2004. Under Okoh, the tigers went 22-18-1, ascending to a number six ranking for scoring by division one teams. His players were awarded the GSU Team Scholastic Award with a combined 3.2 G.P.A. His Tigers teams produced seven Southwestern Athletic Conference All-Academic players; six All-SWAC First Team players; and one All-NCAA Freshman team player.


Okoh's professional playing career includes TSV 1860 Munchen, SPVGG Unterhaching (Germany), Sporting Club Campomaiorense (Portugal), New England Revolution and Colorado Rapids (Major League Soccer, USA)


A native of Nigeria, Okoh holds a bachelors degree in mathematics from the University of Denver, where he still holds school records for total goals and single season goals.  He is fluent in three languages and was characterized in EA Sports Playstation 2 games FIFA 2001 and 2002.



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