ERIC DELABAR | CAMP DIRECTOR
Eric Delabar will be entering his 18th season as the head women's soccer coach at Maryville University. He joined the Saints in 1999 and since has led them to a 159-144-23 overall record.
In just his first year at the helm of the Saints program, Delabar led the women to a St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SLIAC) tournament and regular season championship. It was also the first time in the history of the program that they received a bid to the NCAA Division III Tournament.
In 2002, Delabar took over the Maryville men's soccer program and coached them to a 33-73-6 (.321) record in six seasons. Delabar also coached Maryville's first GLVC (Great Lakes Valley Conference) All-Conference selection as Lauren Dieckmann was named third-team All-GLVC in 2009, Maryville's first season of competition in the conference.
Delabar, who is a member of the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA), brings a vast amount of coaching and playing experience to Maryville. He holds a USSF National "A" coaching license and has also served as an assistant soccer coach at Washington University in St. Louis and St. Louis University. At the high school level he was the head boy's soccer coach at Fort Zumwalt North High School from 1989-98 and also served as the head girls' soccer coach from 1992-2011.
As a student-athlete at Quincy University, Delabar earned All-American honors at goalkeeper, while also helping lead the Hawks to three National Championships. He graduated from Quincy in 1979 with a bachelor's degree in History. Upon graduating, Delabar extended his playing career to the professional level with both the New York Cosmos and the St. Louis Steamers.
In 1989, Delabar was inducted into the Quincy University Athletics Hall of Fame, in 2002 he was inducted into the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics Soccer Hall of Fame, and more recently in 2012 he was inducted into the Saint Louis Soccer Hall of Fame.
In the off-season Delabar acts as director of the Maryville Saints Soccer Camps, while also holding a separate goalkeeper's camp.
Delabar is a Physical Education teacher at South Middle School in the Fort Zumwalt School District. He and his wife, Alicia, have three children - Mike, Amanda and Anna.
AL TROST | CAMP STAFF
Arguably the best ever American born player, Al is another coach with years of experience. Trost is a two-time Hermann Award winner recognized as the NCAA Player of the Year. While at St. Louis University, he played on two National Championship teams. He’s a former Olympic team player and World Cup team captain, and in 2006, was inducted into the United States Soccer Hall of Fame. Coach Trost is also a former head coach of the St. Louis Steamers. He currently coaches the boys’ and girls’ soccer teams at Parkway South High School.
JEFF CACCIATORE | CAMP STAFF
A 20+ year camp veteran, Coach Cacciatore will continue to lend his expertise to the Maryville University Saints Soccer Camp. Cacciatore played for seven seasons with the original St. Louis Steamers after a successful career at SIU-Edwardsville, where he won a National Championship. He currently coaches at Whitfield School, where he serves as head coach for the girls team.
DAN O'KEEFE | CAMP STAFF
Dan has logged an impressive 26+ years with the camp, dating back to when it was directed by St. Louis soccer legend Pat McBride. O’Keefe is a veteran of several NPSL teams including the 1992 Champion Detroit Rockers and the 1993 St. Louis Ambush, and retired as the league’s all-time leading goal scorer.
MATT LONGO | CAMP STAFF
Matt Longo comes from a great soccer family. His father Frank Longo spent many years at Quincy College(Quincy University) and then later became Chief of Staff for the USSF ( United States Soccer Federation). Matt enjoyed a successful playing career at Quincy College wining 4 National Championships titles from 1977-1980. As a High School coach he has been equally successful winning over 350 games and has 6 State appearances and 19 conference titles. His High School teams have been Nationally ranked in 2009, 2011, 2012, 2014. Matt has been elected to Quincy High School Hall of Fame as well as Quincy College Hall of Fame. Matt has been working over 20 years with the Saints Soccer Camp and continues to bring enthusiasm and knowledge to a very talented staff.
MARK OWLIG | CAMP STAFF
A true soccer aficionado at heart, Mark Owlig has devoted 20 years to help coach with Maryville Soccer Camps. He is currently the head coach of the Francis Howell North girls soccer team and has also work with the boys soccer team for nearly 25 years. During that time, they've earned 13 conference championships and an impressive 11 district championships. Before transitioning to Francis Howell North, Mark Owlig spent 19 years at St. Charles West as the head coach of the Lady Warriors.
OTHER COACHES INCLUDE...
Current and former professional soccer players, area college and high school coaches, and members of the Maryville University soccer program.