Tom DeMatteis

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Tom DeMatteis scored the first goal in St. Mark’s High School’s first soccer game in 1979 and the Spartans won the game. Seven years later, DeMatteis became head coach of St. Mark’s and over the
next 25 years became the winningest soccer coach in Delaware. DeMatteis’ overall record coaching both boys and girls teams was 579 wins, 98 losses with 43 ties. Tom’s boys teams won a state record 11
state championships, playing in 15 state championship games and never missing the state tournament. Three of his boys teams went unbeaten, including the 1999 team whose 20 victories are a state
record. From 1997 through 2001, the St. Mark’s boys did not lose to a Delaware opponent. Eight of his boys teams were ranked nationally. In 1994, DeMatteis began the girls program which, over 14
seasons, captured four state titles and played in four other championship games. From 2001 to 2004, the team put together a 65-game unbeaten streak. Three times, DeMatteis coached both the boys and
girls state soccer championship team – the only times that has been done.



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