It’s coming up on two years since longtime Wheaton men’s soccer coach Matt Cushing (Duxbury, Mass.) passed away, though his impact on the New England soccer community remains profound.
In Cushing’s memory and in conjunction with the United Soccer Coaches Foundation, the Matt Cushing Fund has been created to honor his memory. The endowment is designed to provide future generations of soccer coaches with professional development opportunities via the United Soccer Coaches.
The initial goal is to raise $25,000, allowing for an annual $1,000 grant to be given to a deserving high school, club, or college coach currently working in New England. The fund would help coaches continue to become true students of the game – just like Cushing was.