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2013-14 Men's Soccer Coaches
|YEAR AT FGCU:||1st Season|
|ALMA MATER:||Evansville '09|
Bringing a wealth of collegiate and professional experience at a young age, former Major League Soccer goalkeeper Alec Dufty begins his first season as an assistant coach with FGCU in the 2013 season.
Dufty, who spent the 2012 year as a volunteer assistant coach at the University of Illinois-Chicago, will work closely with FGCU’s goalkeepers.
Dufty served three stints as a goalkeeper in the MLS, playing for the Chicago Fire (Oct. 2010-Dec. 2011), Columbus Crew (May-Nov. 2009) and New York Red Bulls (Jan.-April 2009). The 26-year-old Dufty also played for AC St. Louis of the North American Soccer League (Feb.-Oct. 2011), where he served as the club’s captain and was named the Most Valuable Player.
Collegiately, Dufty – who graduated in 2009 – was the starting goalkeeper and team captain in a four-year career (2005-08) at Evansville, where he garnered All-Missouri Valley Conference accolades three times (2006, ’07, ’08). He was also a member of the U.S. Under-20 National Team in preparation for the U-20 World Cup. During his college years, Dufty also played with the Raleigh Elite in the USL Premier Development League.
Dufty coached the Chicago Fire Juniors goalkeepers from May-August 2010, mentoring 10-18 year olds, including several Division-I goalkeeping prospects. Born in Binghamton, N.Y., the Raleigh, N.C., native also served as a soccer camp counselor and instructor at both Duke and Evansville during his collegiate playing days.