The latest guest on New England Soccer Journal’s “The Goal” podcast is Tufts University men’s soccer head coach Kyle Dezotell.
Dezotell was hired in March of 2020, just as the COVID-19 pandemic was starting to greatly impact the world. Last season, he led the Jumbos to a record of 8-3-7 and a trip to the second round of the NCAA Tournament. Tufts has captured four Division 3 national championships since 2014.
Dezotell was also previously the head coach at Ithaca College, Manhattanville College, Norwich University and at Johnson State College. The Middlebury grad was an All-NESCAC and All-New England selection in soccer, and was also a member of the Middlebury Nordic ski team. In high school, he was the Gatorade Vermont Player of the Year in soccer.
He joined host Matt Langone to discuss his program and what it’s like competing in the mighty NESCAC.