Coach Inverso Heading to Wall of Fame
Honored by TCNJ Dept. of Health & Exercise Science
EWING—Rider soccer coach Charlie Inverso is heading to the Wall of Fame in The College of New Jersey Department of Health and Exercise Science.
Inverso was a standout soccer player and team captain at Trenton State College (TCNJ), where he earned BS and MS degrees in Physical Education.
Inverso was the longtime head coach at Mercer County Community College (MCCC) where he compiled a 434-46-14 record en route to winning five national championships. MCCC won the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) Division I title in 1988, 91, 95, 96 and 2004. He took 18 squads to the national tournament, including a run of eight-straight seasons from 2001-08.
In his first season at Rider the Broncs competed in the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference Tournament and picked up their first postseason win since 2004.
He produced 10 MAAC All-Academic team members and a player on the MAAC All-Rookie team in 2011 and in 2012 had eight more All-Academic team members and another All-Rookie team member.
The TCNJ Department of Health and Exercise Science is having its first Senior Dinner and Alumni Panel on April 24th, 2013 at 6pm. The dinner will bring the current graduating class and a select group of Alumni together for a Q&A session. The alumni invited to this dinner, which includes Inverso, will be the first alumni to be inducted into the Wall of Fame. The recipient will receive a certificate of achievement, an alumni pin and their bio will be placed on the Wall of Fame located in Packer Hall. A video of their achievements will also be played at the dinner.
Four times Inverso was the National Junior College Athletic Association Coach of the Year and he was inducted into NJCAA Hall of Fame in 2006.
During his 24-year tenure at the helm of the MCCC program, Inverso's former players have enjoyed impressive success. Nearly 170 of his former players have graduated from MCCC and gone on to play soccer at their transfer schools. Over 40 former players have become college or high school coaches and 16 former players have played professionally.
Prior to MCCC, Inverso was an assistant coach at Princeton University from 1980-85. He serves as goalkeeper coach for the Under-15 U.S. National soccer team. He is co-founder of Mooch Soccer, a program that brings soccer to inner city youths of Trenton.