Rupert de los Reyes enters his third season as assistant coach with the Manhattan women's soccer program.
Prior to Manhattan, de los Reyes served as head girls' soccer coach at Newtown High School. During his tenure, Newtown tallied a 91-23-5 record and guided the program to a Class "LL" State Championship in 2004. In 2006, de los Reyes led Newtown to an undefeated season (12-0-1) and a Colonial Division Championship. For his efforts, de los Reyes was named the Connecticut Junior Soccer Association Coach of the Year (2004), South West Conference (SWC) Coach of the Year (2004 & 2006) and All-Area Coach of the Year (2004). Additionally, de los Reyes earned SWC Coach of the Year honors in 1997 and 1999 following successful seasons with the Bethel High School boys' soccer team. In total, de los Reyes compiled a 133-46-11 career record coaching in the high school circuit.
In addition to his role at Manhattan, de los Reyes coaches the Connecticut United FC women's Under-23 Connecticut Power Club team. Since 2004, the team has represented Connecticut at the regional championships in Philadelphia, reaching the semi-finals twice. Prior to joining CUFC, de los Reyes coached the Yankee United Pride to three straight Open Cup Championships and in 2003 the Pride reached the regional final in Rhode Island with a #8 national ranking.
In 2006 de los Reyes coached the South Central Rush Under-18 squad to a state Open Cup Championship. The Rush also achieved a #8 national ranking and was a regional finalist in Virginia. In a six year span, de los Reyes coached seven state championship teams and helped develop numerous Division I student-athletes.
de los Reyes played his collegiate soccer at Eastern Connecticut State University where he was an All-New England selection and was an Outstanding College Athletes of America Award recipient. He was drafted following his junior year by the Connecticut Yankees of the American Soccer League (ASL). In 1978 de los Reyes played for ASL Champion New York Apollo where he was awarded Most Valuable Player honors in the title contest after posting the game winning goal against the Los Angeles Skyhawks.
From 1980-1986, de los Reyes played for Bridgeport Vasco Da Gama. The team won the Cosmopolitan Soccer League Championship in 1982-83. de los Reyes was selected four times as the team MVP in that span.
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