Staff
Head Coach
Bob Butehorn

In eight seasons as men’s soccer head coach, Bob Butehorn has built the FGCU program from the ground up, growing it into a rising program in the South Region, leading it to a record 5 consecutive Atlantic Sun Conference regular season championships and three NCAA Tournament appearances in its first two years of eligibility in 2011 and 2012.

Butehorn’s resume includes over 20 years of collegiate coaching experience, but his work at FGCU has arguably been his finest. Hired a year prior to the inaugural season in 2007, Butehorn has guided the Eagles to a 47-36-8 overall record, including a 32-15-3 mark in the A-Sun. Under his direction, FGCU have spent a number of weeks in the national rankings by multiple media outlets, landing as high as No. 14 in the country at the start of the 2011 campaign.

An eye for talent and a true teacher of the game, Butehorn has coached 23 A-Sun All-Conference selections since FGCU started its program and joined the league in 2008. In addition to its first two NSCAA All-Region selections and the A-Sun Defensive Player of the Year in 2010, the Green and Blue landed the A-Sun Freshman of the Year in 2011. Also in 2011, Butehorn served as a U.S. Academy evaluator for the national playoffs in Frisco, Texas and was named to the NSCAA National Rankings Committee and the voting panel for Soccer Times.

In 2014, Butehorn led the Eagles to an unprecendented 5th consecutive Atlantic Sun regular season title. Since the start of the 2010 season, FGCU has a 32-4-3 record in conference play, claiming 87% of possible points. He has coached the past three A-Sun Freshmen of the Year, including 2012 winner Felipe DeSouza and 2013 winner Isaiah Madrid.

During the 2011 season, Butehorn guided the Eagles into postseason competition in the program’s first year of eligibility. With a 12-6-2 overall record, FGCU won its second consecutive A-Sun Conference regular season crown with a 7-1 league mark while securing the A-Sun Tournament No. 1 overall seed. Butehorn’s Eagles earned the A-Sun’s automatic NCAA Championship berth after clinching the league tournament title with a pair of one-goal victories over No. 4 Mercer (2-1) and No. 6 ETSU (1-0), becoming the first team since 2004 to claim both the regular season and tournament titles in the same year.

Earning his second A-Sun Coach of the Year honor in 2011, Butehorn instructed the A-Sun Freshman of the Year in Xavier Silva, a MAC Hermann Trophy Watch List selection and College Soccer News preseason third team All-American in Josey Portillo, and one of 10 Lowe’s Senior CLASS Award national finalist in Adam Glick. The Green and Blue also landed three players on the A-Sun All-Conference first team, and pair of athletes on the second team and All-Freshmen squad. Additionally, Glick and Deion Jones were also selected to the inaugural A-Sun Academic All-Conference team.

Assistant Coach
Joe Dincecco

Joe Dincecco enters his second season with FGCU as an assistant coach in 2015. In his role, Dincecco will assist with FGCU’s recruiting, scouting and player development.

Dincecco has spent the previous two seasons at Manhattanville College just outside New York City where he served as an assistant coach. Prior to his time with the 2012 Freedom Conference regular-season champions, Dincecco was a team administrator for the San Jose Earthquakes from December of 2007 through July of 2012. Dincecco was a four-year letterwinner at the University of Richmond, winning an Atlantic 10 Conference regular-season championship as a freshman in 2003 and serving as the team captain in his senior campaign in 2006.

During his time with Manhattanville, Dincecco worked alongside the 2012 Freedom Conference Coach of the Year, Gregg Miller, and expanded the program’s recruiting network by bringing in 26 players from seven different states and three countries. He monitored student-athletes’ academic progress through individual meetings, and in four semesters on staff the team posted a 3.22 GPA and received a 2012-13 NSCAA (National Soccer Coaches Association of America) Team Academic Award.

While with the Earthquakes, he managed team travel, including airline flights, ground transportation, meals, per diem stipends and game tickets for players, coaches, management and support staff. Dincecco worked directly with the franchise’s general manager to prepare preseason training schedules and set budgets. Furthermore, he created collegiate scouting reports, recommended free agents and assisted the coaching staff with executing the annual invite-only combine.

Dincecco began his professional career as a ticket sales representative with the Earthquakes from September 2007 through December of that same year. In that timeframe, he generated $430,000 in new ticket sales revenue – the highest of any employee – while also assisting in the planning and execution of marketing events and activities, including player appearances.

Dincecco graduated with a degree in Business Administration and a concentration in Management from Richmond in 2007. He received his Master’s in Sports Business Management from Manhattanville earlier this year.