August 30, 2012

Andre-Bettencourt Named Men's Soccer Assistant Coach

Worcester, Mass. – Alexandre Andre-Bettencourt, a former standout at UMass-Dartmouth, has been named an assistant men's soccer coach at Clark University it was announced by head coach Matt O'Toole on Thursday.

"Our team is very excited to have a coach on staff with Alex's background and accomplishments," said O'Toole. "He has a passion for the game that is contagious throughout our training sessions and our student-athletes will benefit from all of his contributions to the program."

Andre-Bettencourt will assist in all aspect of the program, including recruiting, practice preparation and scouting.  

He comes to Clark after two years as a graduate assistant at UMass-Dartmouth under head coach Henry Almeida. While on the staff with the Corsairs, Andre-Bettencourt helped UMD to a pair of Little East Conference semifinal appearances and an overall record of 21-13-3.

A four-year starter at back with the Corsairs, Andre-Bettencourt was a key cog in getting UMass-Dartmouth to the Little East Tournament championship in his senior year. A former captain with the Corsairs, Andre-Bettencourt was a three-time academic all-conference selection.

He has extensive coaching experience at the youth level, working for the last four years with the Taunton Eagles at various age levels. In addition, he has spent time as the coach of the coastal team in the Bay State Games.

A 2010 graduate of UMass-Dartmouth with a degree in operations management, Andre-Bettencourt received his MBA from his alma mater in 2012.