Greg DeVito
Greg DeVito
Title: Head Men's Soccer Coach
Phone: 860-465-4334
Email: devitog@easternct.edu
Year: 11th Season (129-52-22)
Previous College: Connecticut '92

 

Following two seasons as an assistant coach in the program, Greg DeVito took over as only the fifth head coach in program history in 2007.  As a head coach, he has compiled an overall record of 129-52-22 including 59-16-10 in Little East Conference play in ten seasons. 

In 2016, DeVito moved into second place all-time in career coaching wins, 24 behind Tom Nevers, the first fulltime coach in program history. His overall winning percentage of 69.0 is the best by a significant margin among the program’s head coaches through the program’s 57-year history.

Under DeVito, Eastern has averaged 12.9 wins per season, captured five LEC playoff titles and won or shared six LEC regular-season championships and has only twice ever lost more than one LEC regular-season match in a season.  Since 2007, the Warriors have earned six trips to the NCAA tournament, seven overall.

Although he ranks fourth in the LEC among current head coaches in terms of years of service at his current institution, no current LEC head coach has won more than DeVito’s total of 59 regular season and playoff conference matches nor more than his nine playoff victories, six regular-season titles or five playoff championships. DeVito ranks first among active LEC head coaches in overall winning percentage and among coaches with at least five years on the job, is first in overall wins per year and is second in overall wins (conference and non-conference).

Eastern is the only public institution to be ranked regionally in every NSCAA New England poll each from 2007 to 2013 and again in 2015. The Warriors were ranked as high as second regionally and as high as a tie for eighth nationally in that span. 

Eastern has finished in the top four in the LEC every season under DeVito, and is the only program to qualify for every LEC playoff (which includes only the top four finishers in the eight-team conference regular-season standings).

 Despite returning only 11 letterwinners, the 2016 Warriors shared third place in the LEC, losing eight overall matches by a single goal during the season.

As they have every year under DeVito, the Warriors played one of the Top 10 toughest strengths of schedule in New England in 2016, the season highlighted by a 2-1 victory over No. 2 nationally- ranked conference opponent UMass Boston.

Seventeen players return in 2017 for the Warriors, who tied 2016 Final Four participant Brandeis, 1-1, and shut out perennial regional power Wheaton College, 2-0 this past spring.

In 2015, the Warriors captured at least a share of their sixth LEC regular season title and earned the No. 1 playoff seed. The Warriors started that season with victories over three ranked opponents and were ranked as high as No. 8 nationally after shutting out perennial powers Babson College, Wesleyan University, and Muhlenberg College. 

In 2015, the Warriors spent every week in the D3 Soccer.com  national poll but narrowly missed an NCAA bid in a tough New England region following a semifinal loss in the LEC playoffs.

During that 14-4-4 season in 2015, six players received All-LEC recognition, with Cooper D’Ambrosio being recognized with numerous awards which included first-team NSCAA All-New England Region and NSCAA Academic All-America recognition. D’Ambrosio also repeated LEC Defensive Player-of-the-Year honors.

After two seasons as an assistant under Frantz Innocent, DeVito hit the ground running in his first stint as a collegiate head coach in 2007. In 2006, the Warriors placed fifth in the LEC regular season and did not qualify for the LEC tournament for the fourth time in five years. In 2007 under DeVito, Eastern won its first LEC regular season title in 15 years, claimed an LEC playoff win for the first time and won a penalty-kick shootout for its first title in the nine-year history of the LEC tournament.

In 2013, Eastern was awarded a Bronze Award by the NSCAA after being issued just six yellow cards all season and was also chosen as the winner of the National Marrow

Donor Program/Be The Match Awareness Award. In 2012, Eastern was one of only six men’s teams in the country to be recognized with the NSCAA Team Ethics Award of Merit. 

In ten years, DeVito’s teams have featured one NSCAA All-America, three NSCAA Scholar All-Americas, six NSCAA Scholar All-Region, 19 All-Region players, 11 LEC Player-of-the-Year selections, 49 LEC All-Academic qualifiers, and 55 All-LEC selections

DeVito, who holds a USSF B License and NSCAA Advanced National Diploma has been coaching soccer on a variety of levels since 1988. Having coached at the premier level for the last 18 years, DeVito is currently coaching the NEU U16 thru U18 boys. He has won six CJSA Open Cup championships, four CJSA State Cup Finalists as well as advancing to the Region 1 semifinals in 2010 and winning a US Club regional championship in 2004.

In 2017, DeVito has a three outstanding assistants in Adam Phaiah and Phil Stevens -- both  products of the Eastern soccer program -- and former Windham High School head coach Sebby Randazzo.

EASTERN MEN'S SOCCER UNDER HEAD COACH GREG DeVITO
    ALL       LEC         Playoffs        
Year   GP    W   L   T   Pct.  L  T   Pct.    Place   Seed   W   L   T   Result
2016 17   6 10  1 .382 4 3 .571 t-3rd 4th 0 1 0 L, Semis
2015 19 14  4  1 .763 5 1 1 .786 t-1st 1st 0 1 0 L, Semis
2014 19   9  6  4 .579 4 2 1 .643 2nd 2nd 0 1 0 L, Semis
2013# 20 12  4  4 .700 5 1 1 .786 1st 1st 2 0 0 CHAMPION
2012#  20  17   2   1  .875 .929  1st  1st  0 CHAMPION 
2011#  22  15   6   1  .705  .857  1st  1st  CHAMPION 
2010#  21  14   4   3  .738  .786  2nd  2nd  0 L, Semis, PKs 
2009#  22  16   5   1  .750  .857  t-1st  2nd  CHAMPION
2008+  22  15   4   3  .750  .714  3rd  3rd  L, Semis 
2007#  21  11   7   3  .595  .786  1st  1st  CHAMPION, PKs 
10 yrs  203 129
52 22
.690
54 15  8 .753
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