Beginning his fourth season as head coach at UMass Dartmouth,
Henry Almeida has led his team to double-digit win totals in each
of his last two seasons. His overall record after three years at
UMD is 27-23-5..During the last two seasons, his mark is
Almeida served as an assistant coach under Ray Cabral for two seasons before he was named head coach of the Corsairs prior to the 2008 season.
After going 10-7-2 in 2009, the Corsairs went 10-6-2 last season, advancing to the semi-finals of the Little East Conference Tournament, where they twice lost at Keene State, 2-1. The first playoff match was ordered to be replayed due to an officiating error.
In 2009, UMD advanced to the LEC semi-finals, losing at Eastern Connecticut State, 1-0.
Almeida's tenure included serving as an assistant coach when
UMass Dartmouth went 12-4-1 two seasons ago, the most successful
season in Cabral's seven-year tenure as head coach. Prior to
joining the Corsairs, Almeida was the head boys' soccer coach at
Old Rochester Regional High School for two years. He was the head
coach of the freshmen at Dartmouth High School between 1996 and
2002, and the head junior varsity coach and assistant varsity coach
for the Indians for the following two seasons.
In addition, Almeida was head coach of the Storm soccer club in the MAPLE (Massachusetts Premier League) Division I in 2005, head coach of the Nor'easter soccer club in the same division between 2003 and 2005, and coached the St. Michael's soccer club to under-16 boys' South Coast League championships in 2001 and 2002.
A native of Dartmouth, Almeida was a four-year starter at Dartmouth High School as a central defender (sweeper), serving as a team captain before his graduation in 1991. He was named Eastern Athletic Conference Player of the Year as a senior, was named to the Eastern Massachusetts All-Star Team, and also earned All-State accolades from the Boston Globe and was named All-Region by the New Bedford Standard-Times and the Providence Journal.
Almeida played a year of collegiate soccer at Merrimack College, then transferred to UMass Dartmouth and played another year under Head Coach Jim Cook before opening up his own business. He continued his playing career until an injury sustained while playing in a men's soccer league opened the door to coaching.
At Old Rochester Regional, Almeida took a team that was 2-16 his first season and guided them to a 9-9 mark in his second year. ORR advanced to the state finals and lost in a penalty kick shootout the next year. By that time, he hadstarted his collegiate coaching career.
Almeida also serves as a business development representative for Polar Beverage of Avon, MA. He is married (Danielle) and he and his wife are the proud parents of a daughter, Sydney Ann.
Contact Coach Henry Almeida
By phone: (508) 999-8170
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