Matt Cureton comes to Guilford from Division I Presbyterian College where he was an assistant coach for two seasons. While at Presbyterian, Cureton handled day-to-day operations, assisted with training sessions, recruited in office and on the road, and also ran camps.
During his first season with the Blue Hose, Cureton helped the team to the 2017 its first Big South Conference Tournament Championship in program history. Presbyterian defeated the top-three seeds to win the 2017 title. The Blue Hose was a Big South Conference Tournament finalist the following year and also hosted the conference tournament final for the first time in program history.
Prior to his time at Presbyterian, Cureton was an assistant coach and goalkeeper coach at his alma mater, Lees-McRae College. As a four-year starter for the NCAA Division II Bobcats, he made 59 starts in 65 appearances. He finished his career with 19 points on four goals and 11 assists and earned 2013 Third Team All-Conference Carolinas honors. Cureton earned his Bachelor of Arts in sports administration from Lees-McRae in 2015 and was a two-time academic all-conference selection.
Cureton brings a wealth of coaching experience as he has previously coached with Carolina Elite Soccer Academy (CESA), South Carolina ODP, Lakeland Toros, and Porter Ridge Athletic Association. The Waxhaw, North Carolina, native holds US Soccer National “D”, “E”, and “F” licenses and is also certified in United Soccer Coaches GK Level 1 and 2.