ISN Stars of Coaching Presented by Korrio – September 2012
By Gary Moody
The coaching world needs a lot more people like Florida Gulf Coast University assistant coach Danny Cepero. He is a former MLS and USL player that has taken his game and a new career in coaching to the collegiate level.
Florida Gulf Coast is an emerging program with loads of potential on the national scene. Cepero couldn’t pass up an opportunity to serve as the team’s goalkeeping coach under the expert tutelage of Head Coach Bob Butehorn.
The Baldwin, NY native had experimented with a life outside the beautiful game, but quickly came to a new realization after spending time with a PR firm and a software company.
“I realized I missed the game,” Cepero concluded.
The position with FGCU allowed him to coach goalkeepers and take care of coursework that would eventually lead to a Master’s degree in History. Simply put, it was a win-win situation, especially since he would be reunited with one of his coaches from the University of Pennsylvania.
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