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Assumption College-Men's Soccer
Assumption College-Men's Soccer

        Coaching Staff

Matthew Pecheone
Assistant Coach

Matthew Pecheone enters his initial season as the assistant men’s soccer coach at Assumption College in 2017.
 
Prior to joining the Greyhounds, Pecheone served as the associate head men’s soccer coach at Emmanuel College in Boston, MA for three seasons from 2014-2016. Pecheone guided Emmanuel to three consecutive Great Northeast Athletic Conference tournament appearances. In his role, he was responsible for recruiting, training, and curriculum planning for the student-athletes. After the 2015 season, Pecheone served as the interim head coach helping to steady the program as they transitioned between head coaches.
 
Pecheone earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in Criminology, Crime & Justice Studies from Le Moyne College, graduating in May 2009. He was also a four-year student-athlete for the Dolphins.
 
Pecheone was a four-year starter and scholarship athlete at Division II Le Moyne. He was a two-time NSCAA Adidas All-Region selection, and a Daktronics All-Region selection. Additionally, he was a three-time All-Conference pick for the Northeast10 Men’s Soccer squad, earning First Team honors in 2008, Second Team honors in 2006 and Third Team honors in 2007. During his career, he was named the Northeast10 Player of the Week on five separate occasions He led Le Moyne to three NCAA tournament appearances and a conference championship in 2005. Pecheone is currently ninth all-time at Le Moyne in points with 66, ninth all-time in goals scored with 28 and second all-time in game winning goals with nine.
 
After earning his undergraduate degree, Pecheone went back to school to earn a Masters Degree in Criminal Justice from Hodges University, graduating Summa Cum Laude.
 
When not coaching the Greyhounds, Pecheone works full-time for the New England Revolution Academy, where he is focused on curriculum and player development for some of the nation's top soccer prospects.
 
A native of New Hartford, New York, Pecheone now resides in Westborough, MA.

Jasir Charris
Assistant Coach

Jasir Charris begins his first season as an assistant coach with the Assumption College men’s soccer program in 2015 as he will work with the team’s goalkeepers.

In addition to his position at Assumption, Charris is in his fifth season as a coach for the Revolution Academy, having joined the Player Development Prgram staff in 2010. In addition to serving as a staff coach for the Player Development programs, Charris is one of the goalkeeper coaches for the New England Revolution’s youth teams. He also works as the head of scouting for the Academy teams, a position he has held since 2013.

Charris also serves as a liaison for first-team head coach Jay Heaps, specifically working with the team’s Hispanic players, as well as assisting with the team’s goalkeepers in training.

A lead coach with the Regional Development School (RDS) goalkeeper program, Charris heads all of the goalkeeper clinics and development sessions throughout the year for the Revolution Academy’s commercial training program. Charris is also the goalkeeper coach for the Revolution’s PDL affiliate team, the Boston Rams.

Prior to joining the Revolution, Charris coached at all levels of youth, high school and club soccer, including stints with Explosion FC, Central Falls (R.I.) High School and Fitchburg State College.

Charris was trained at the Toto Rubio Soccer School in Colombia, as well as with Colombia National Team goalkeeper coach, Pedro Antonio Zape. He played professionally in Colombia with a number of clubs, including Toto Rubio, Real Barranquilla, Junior De Barranquilla, Deportivo Medellin and Deporbello Futbol Club.

Charris holds NSCAA Regional “C” and NSCAA National Goalkeeper diploma, and was certified by R.C.D. ESPANYOL OF BARCELONA S.A.D. He also received a certification of technical and tactical education from Real Madrid.

Charris and his wife, Paola Salgado, have two sons, Kian and Yerek, and live in Pawtucket, R.I.