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Providing a strong foundation for a successful college soccer experience" 

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Cistian Neagu is a 2004 graduate of Virginia Commonwealth University. He was an NJCAA National Champion and a  first-team All-America selection at Bryant & Stratton College in Syracuse, N.Y., before helping VCU to consecutive Colonial Athletic Association titles in 2002 and 2003. 


Neagu has experience as a professional player, spending time in both the Major Indoor Soccer League with Baltimore Blast and the United States Soccer League. with Richmond Kickers.

Cristian is a former North Carolina assistant coach/recruiting coordinator and Stetson University Head Coach. Neagu made a strong impact on the Hatters during his first Stetson season, guiding Stetson the ASUN Championship game. During his time in Chapel Hill, he helped lead North Carolina to a pair of appearances in the NCAA College Cup and two back to ACC Regular Season Championships. UNC had a combined 31-7-5 over during Neagu’s tenure.


Certifications: USSF "A" LICENSE 






Richard played collegiate soccer at the University of Buffalo, Eckerd College where he was a team captain. After transferring from University at Buffalo, NY (NCAA D1) I was an immediate starter for the Tritons, in my junior year was awarded the role of captain of the team and then went onto pick up MVP for the final 2 years. I played a part in helping the team achieve their best season in 30 years and ultimately being ranked in the top 25 NCAA D2 programs in the country.


Enthusiastic and passionately driven coach who has a deep admiration for intercollegiate athletics and the development of young people on a holistic level both academically and athletically. Playing experience at both the collegiate and professional soccer level has cultivated a ruthless attention to detail with all aspects of my professional life. Mentoring and creating a sustainable culture are two aspects that I believe make a college soccer program successful.



Bachelor of Business Management  - Eckerd College, 2016

Masters Human Resources - Rollins College, 2022

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