Malden Catholic Director of Athletics William Raycraft has announced that MC has hired Michael Colombo to head its Girls Varsity Soccer program. Colombo has served the Malden Catholic Girls Soccer program over the past three years as both the Junior Varsity Head Coach and Varsity Assistant Head Coach. He has extensive education and coaching experience and has demonstrated tremendous enthusiasm over the years at MC.
According to New England Futbol Club (NEFC) Technical Director Peter Motzenbecker, “Michael is one of the finest coaches with whom I have had the pleasure of working.”
Motzenbecker added, “His technical knowledge of the game is top notch, and probably more importantly, he understands how to work with players and get the very best out of athletes.”
“Michael has a terrific ability to connect with people. He has also demonstrated a strong drive to succeed while developing talent the right way, which makes him a terrific fit for Malden Catholic and our mission. As we went through the search process, Colombo checked off all the boxes,” stated Raycraft.
Coach Colombo has a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Notre Dame and holds a United States Soccer Federation D License, in addition to numerous certifications from a diverse suite of providers, including United Soccer Coaches and Massachusetts Soccer. His coaching career includes time with Mass Youth Soccer’s Town Select program, and over the past four years he served as a Staff Coach with NEFC. Over his coaching career, student-athletes have experienced great success and have flourished both as teams and as individuals.
About Malden Catholic High School: Since 1932, MC (https://www.maldencatholic.org/) has shaped emerging leaders in our community, claiming a Nobel Laureate, a Senator, two ambassadors and countless community and business heads among its alumni. Annually, graduates attend some of the nation’s most renown universities. Foundational to student success is MC’s codivisional model, which offers the best of both worlds: single-gender academics during the day and integrated social and extracurricular opportunities after school. MC is known in the community for its rigorous academics, SFX Scholars Program and award-winning STEM program with electives, such as Robotics and Engineering Design. MC curricula is designed to improve individual growth mindset, leadership principles and success outcomes along with integrating the Xaverian values of trust, humility, compassion, simplicity and zeal.