John Tart, Staff Coach

College Coaching Experience: 

Head Men’s Soccer Coach at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte

  • The Charlotte 49ers’ coach with the most victories in the history of the program with 117 wins in 12 seasons
  • Guided the 49ers to two NCAA Tournaments, including the 1996 NCAA College Cup National Semifinals
  • NSCAA National Top 25 Final Poll: 1996 – 5th; 1997 – 25th
  • Entered the 2006 season 25th on the active Division I coaches all-time victories list
  • Overall record at UNC Charlotte: 117-92-28
  • Conference USA Co-Coach of the Decade in 2004
  • Earned Conference USA Coach of the Year honors in 1996 after leading the 49ers to the C-USA regular season co-championship, a school-record 19 wins and the NCAA National Semifinals
  • Guided the 49ers to the Conference USA Tournament finals in 1995 and 2003
  • NCAA South Region Selection Committee Member: 1997, 1998, 1999, 2003, 2004, 2005
  • NCAA Youth Education Through Sports (YES Clinic) Clinician: 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002

Head Men’s Soccer Coach at Furman University

  • Won 137 games and led the Paladins to 10 Southern Conference titles and two NCAA Tournament appearances
  • Named South Region Coach of the Year twice and Southern Conference Coach of the Year, four times
  • Overall record at Furman: 137-92-21
  • Southern Conference Champions: 1983, 1984, 1986, 1987, 1988, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994
  • Southern Conference Tournament Champions (initiated 1988): 1988, 1989, 1991, 1993, 1994
  • NCAA Tournament participants: 1991, 1993 (NCAA Tournament play-in, 1994)
  • ISAA National Top 25 Final Poll: 1991 – 17th; 1993 – 21st
  • Soccer America National Top 20 Final Poll: 1991 – 13th; 1992 – 20th

Youth Coaching Experience

  • Coach of various youth soccer programs in North Carolina and South Carolina including FC Carolina Alliance (FCCA) in Charlotte, NC: U12 – U15 boys (2004 – 2007)
  • Conducted coaching clinics at various clubs in North and South Carolina
  • South Carolina Olympic Development Staff Coach: 1986 – 1993
  • UMBRO Soccer Education Program coach: 1983 – 1985

Playing Experience

  • Member of the Furman Soccer team 1977 – 1980
  • 4 year letterman
  • Captain 1979, 1980
  • MVP 1980
  • All-Southern Conference 1977