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MACU Announces Dr. Claudio Divino as Men’s Soccer Coach

July 28, 2014

Mid-Atlantic Christian University is pleased to announce the hiring of Dr. Claudio Divino as the new head men’s soccer coach for the MACU Mustangs, they will launch this new program in Fall of 2015! 

Dr. Divino has recently been hired as the Associate Professor of Cross-Cultural Ministry at MACU as well. 

Dr. Divino has a tremendous passion for and knowledge of the sport of soccer, it was deeply bred into him as he was born and raised in Brazil.  He has participated on many levels as a player, manager and coach.  Divino was a starter and right wing player for INTERNATIONAL Middle School, Colegio IBITURUNA, AETE club, and STEB club in Brazil.  He went on to coach the Antioch and Corporate Express soccer clubs in New York City before moving to Rochester, MN to take a position with Crossroads College.  Dr. Divino then led the men’s soccer program at Crossroads College during the 2004-2006 and again in the 2008-2012 seasons. 

College President, Dr. Clay Perkins stated, "College athletics is an important part of biblical higher education. We are please to add soccer with such a fine experienced coach as Dr. Divino. Our athletes are students first and always spiritual leaders in the community." Vice President for Student Services, Dr. Ken Greene, states that,” in addition to strong academics,  MACU is responding to a desire for  growing athletic offerings by students and  that there will be more athletic programs to be added in the near future.”

Coach Divino is excited about the possibility of helping the soccer student athletes develop their full potential.  He believes that athletics can be a God-given opportunity to develop Christian character and develop leadership skills!

Athletic Director Neal Alligood had these words to share about the hiring of Dr. Divino:

“I was thrilled to discover Dr. Divino’s passion for the game of soccer during the same time frame that we were making our announcement to launch our new soccer program!  I truly believe it was God’s guidance to bring this partnership together. Coach Divino has a deep passion for the game, a true love for the Lord, and desires to see the student athletes excel on and off the field.  He brings a wonderful combination of all the things that Mid-Atlantic Christian University and MACU Athletics is all about, the desire to grow these student athletes Spiritually, Academically and Athletically!  He does all this without sacrificing  the competitive drive that develops  a winning product on the field.  I am ecstatic to be able to work alongside someone who brings such a strong soccer pedigree to our program.” 

Questions or comments may be directed to the MACU Athletic Department.

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Mid-Atlantic Christian University, a private, faith based, four year college is committed to equality of educational opportunity and will not discriminate against applicants, students, or employees on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, gender, age, disability, or prior military service. Federal guidelines (Sections 702-703 of Title VII of the 1964 Civil Rights Act) clearly recognize the right of church related institutions to seek personnel who will support the goals of the institution. Being a student or employee at Mid-Atlantic Christian University requires a commitment and lifestyle consistent with the institution's mission and values.

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John Maurice, VP for Institutional Advancement

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