Matthew Pavlich

Position: B2008 Blue, B2007 Orange Head Coach,



Ashland, Oregon


B.A. Vassar College

Coaching credentials

USC Premier License

USC Director of Coaching License

Completed the Statsbomb Set Piece Course

Coaching history

Riverdale Country Day School Junior Varsity Coach (2012; 2013)

Martin Luther King High School Assistant Coach (2016-Present)

Poly Prep Country Day School Varsity Head Coach (Present)

Coached for numerous clubs in the city since 2009, including New York Fusion and Future Stars.

Coaching Philosophy

I help facilitate a process of growth in people, players and teams (in that order) by teaching strategically modern, tactically flexible, attacking soccer.

Non-soccer passion/hobby

I love hiking and the outdoors.

Favorite club

Leeds United

Favorite book

The Book of Chuang Tzu

Favorite movie

Un prophète

Favorite song

Love Jones— Jay Dilla

A good coach is one who helps his players maximize or discover their potential. That is his principal function.

— Marcelo Bielsa, Argentina and Chile coach