Former Ivy League Educator & NSCAA Coach of the Year, appointed Director of College Programming

Next Gen USA is pleased to announce the appointment of Kevin McCarthy as Director of College Programming. McCarthy brings a wealth of experience as:

  • Former NSCAA Coach of the Year as Head Coach at Columbia University, where he won Ivy League Championships coaching in both the Men’s and Women’s soccer programs
  • One of handful of American players to play in Final Fours of NCAA College Cup, US Amateur Cup & Lamar Hunt US Open Cup
  • Taught English and History at the H.S. level, been a collegiate professor of American Studies and lectured in M.B.A. programs and corporations on topics of Leadership and Connecting Peak Performance and Core Values

Kevin has an outstanding reputation as a values based soccer leader who’s experience and professionalism will really help educate Next Gen USA players and parents navigate the college preparation and placement process.
— Tony Williams Next Gen USA - Director of Youth Development.

Next Gen USA College Programming will provide comprehensive evaluations and feedback from college coaches and the Next Gen USA staff; create a template for a powerful college application that demonstrates strengths and highlights talents, interests, awards, and individual quality. In addition, our Next Gen USA recruits will have advanced impression management skills and leadership training.

Next Gen USA recruits will be prepared with a logistical, strategic plan for the college recruiting process that will include a list of appropriate schools and soccer programs including target schools; likely schools and reach schools in terms of academic range and soccer ability.


From working with recruits over the past 25 years, I know that prospects can be particularly overwhelmed as they try to balance soccer, academics and extracurricular activities. Add to this mix the need to focus on the college application process, and you can have one stressed-out teenage soccer player. Next Gen USA will provide a student-athlete directed recruiting program designed to guide prospects to their best-fit school. Next Gen USA recruits will be confident, organized, and well prepared to tackle the recruiting process, the college admissions process and college soccer.
— Kevin McCarthy Next Gen USA Director of College Programming

Nominate Players

Club Director’s of Coaching and Team Coaches are able to nominate players for Next Gen TIP to College and College Preparation Centers by emailing Kevin McCarthy  kevin@nextgenusa.org

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