Pfeiffer University

Pfeiffer University Athletics
Merner Gymnasium PO Box 960 48380 US Hwy 52 Misenheimer, NC 28109
Division 3 North Carolina Southeast
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Tony Faticoni

Pfeiffer VP for Athletics Bob Reasso has announced the hiring of Tony Faticoni to the position of Deputy Athletic Director. Faticoni, a former Division I soccer standout, will be responsible for overseeing the strength and conditioning program at Pfeiffer as well as transportation and day-to-day operations of the athletic department.

“We couldn’t be happier to add Tony to our staff,” said Reasso. “He’s an incredibly dedicated person and an exceptional professional. We are very fortunate to add someone with his experience to our department.”

For the past 16 years, Faticoni has been a Personal Training manager, supervising three different Work Out World locations in New Jersey. In his first four years at the Ocean, NJ location, Faticoni increased average monthly revenue by 100% within his first four years and transformed the gym into the most successful personal training department in the entire company. Fataconi managed a staff of 12-20 trainers and was responsible for over 400 total clients.

Prior to his personal training career, Faticoni was the Head Soccer Coach at Centenary College where he won the National Small College Association of America National Title in 1995. From 1993-94, Faticoni was the Assistant Men’s Soccer Coach at Rutgers on Reasso’s staff where he worked with the goalkeepers as the Scarlet Knights advanced to the Final Four.

Prior to playing at Rutgers, Faticoni was a tremendous goalkeeper at Philadelphia Textile, where he helped lead the program to two appearances in the NCAA Final 16. He graduated from Rutgers in 1994 with a B.S. in Exercise Science and Sport Studies.

“I want to express how excited I am to be at Pfeiffer University,” said Faticoni. “I am honored to be part of the Pfeiffer family and will bring a great deal of enthusiasm and passion to the athletic department.”

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Scott Martin

Scott Martin enters his first season as the men’s soccer assistant coach at Pfeiffer University.

With over a decade of coaching experience at the youth club ranks, he returns to the college game for the first time since 2015. Previously a member of John Keating’s staff at Belmont Abbey College, Martin was a first-team assistant and led the reserve team program.

Martin’s soccer career and exposure to the top levels of the game received a boost when he joined Total Football Analysis as a tactical analyst.

Since joining TFA in September 2019, he has made a meteoric climb to senior status, featuring in the magazine each month and working on many client projects, including for EPL, MLS, and A-League clubs.

In addition to coaching and Total Football Analysis content, Martin is also a Match Analyst for Vélez Club de Fútbol, helping them earn promotion from the Spanish Tercera División to the Segunda División RFEF. His time at Vélez CF has also included contributions to the scouting department.

Martin has also published and edited soccer books. His initial contribution to a publication was taking the lead in the "Real Madrid: Preseason Soccer Prospectus 2020/21" project.

Since then, he has penned “Revitalizing Real Madrid: The Tactics and Stats behind Zinedine Zidane’s Success” and co-authored “The Soccer Parenting Handbook: Help Your Kids Get Better While Keeping Your Sanity” with Chris Mumford, a UNC-Chapel Hill professor of Entrepreneurship and Innovation. Martin is also a co-founder of The Football Legacy Magazine, which relives the performances of legendary teams through a tactical lens.

While playing philosophies and tactical systems are his soccer passions, it’s supporting his players and helping them develop on and off the field that drives his coaching.

Martin believes that culture is the primary driver of performance, which requires close attention to leadership development, identifying internal motivations, and crafting a supportive, yet competitive environment.

Martin is currently working on his USSF C License and is an IPSO Foundations of Football Scouting certificate holder.

When he pulls himself away from the game, he enjoys spending time with his wife, Melissa, and two sons, Samuel and Joseph.

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