Matt Tantalo, a veteran coach in the Rochester area for nearly two decades, was named head mens soccer coach at Nazareth in February of 2016.
A native of Rochester, Tantalo played soccer scholastically at Gates Chili High School and then at RIT for legendary coach Doug May, whom he later assisted at Nazareth.
Most recently, Tantalo served as head coach for 11 seasons at Keuka College, where he produced a record of 104-62-16 (.615) with an NCAA Tournament berth in 2007.
A familiar face in the Nazareth soccer landscape, John Berardicurti is back with the Golden Flyers as a part-time assistant coach. He brings more than three decades of soccer coaching experience. He previously worked for six seasons as an assistant coach for former Nazareth coach Doug May.
He helped guide the Golden Flyers to a 12-win season in 2002 and an 8-5-3 record and the co-championship of the Empire 8 in Mays final season of 2003.
Since his departure, Berardicurti has stayed active in the local soccer circles with assistant coaching stints at Roberts Wesleyan and Monroe Community College. He also has worked with the Rochester Lancers, Rochester Rhinos and Rochester River DogZ. Hes also had coaching stints at the University of Rochester and Genesee Community College.
After a strong four-year playing career with the Golden Flyers, Brendan Miles is back as an assistant coach in 2016.
Miles graduated in May with degrees in Marketing and Business Administration.
A native of Victor, Miles appeared in 58 games during his soccer career at Nazareth and contributed two goals and three assists. He started all 16 of the teams games in 2015 and was recognized as an honorable mention Empire 8 Conference all-star. He also was a three-time representative as Nazareths E8 Sportsman of the Year.
Marcelo Moreira, former pro soccer player from Brazil and a former goalkeeper for the Rochester Lancers indoor team, has joined the Nazareth soccer staff as an assistant coach.
In addition to the Lancers, Moreira has played for the Silver Knights and the St. Louis Ambush in the Major Arena Soccer League. He has extensive experience as a goalkeeper coach. Along with individual training, he serves as goalkeeper coach for the Western New York Flash, the Rochester River Dogz FC and the Rochester Futbol Club.
Moreira enjoyed a decorated playing career in Brazil as he competed for teams such as S.E. Palmeiras, Londrina E.C, C.A. Juventus and A.D. Sao Caetano. He also played in the 2013 Jewish Olympic Games for the Jewish-Brazilian National Team.