FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. – The pen was officially put to paper Thursday, as head coach Matt Watts and the Nova Southeastern men’s soccer program announced the hire of Adam Reakes as its new assistant coach. Reakes joins the staff following a head coaching stint with Apotheos FC of the National Premier Soccer League (NPSL).
“I am extremely excited to be joining the NSU family,” said Reakes. “I feel fortunate to become a part of such an amazing program at such a fantastic school with some of the best players, coaches and staff in the country. I am looking forward to getting started. I can’t wait to help the program and players reach the next step of their journey and hopefully have a very successful 2022 season.”
A native of Colchester, England, Reakes has extensive experience at the youth, collegiate and professional levels, most recently serving as the head coach of Apotheos FC while also holding assistant coaching and lead recruiting positions at Reinhardt University in Georgia in addition to acting as Director of Coaching for Academy Juniors of Inter Atlanta FC. Prior to his latest roles, Reakes spent time as an assistant with the Georgia Revolution of the NPSL, along with acting as the Elite Youth Coach and Technical Advisor for Colchester United FC from 2016-17 before taking over as the Elite Development Coach for Inter Atlanta FC from 2017-19.
“I am excited to add someone to our staff that has the experience and knowledge that Adam is bringing to the table,” said Watts, who guided the Sharks to the Final Four in 2021. “Adam is passionate about the game and has come from club cultures in the past that have a similar culture and work ethic to ours. He will be a fantastic addition to the program.”
Reakes played professionally both in the United States and in the UK. He spent time in the NPSL as a member of both the Knoxville Force and Chattanooga FC before moving on to USL League Two, where he played with Peachtree City MOBA. In the UK, Reakes earned stints with a handful of organizations including Brightlingsea Regent, Stanway Rovers, Brantham Athletic and Colchester United.
Reakes played collegiately at Reinhardt University and Clayton State.
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