Mike Calabretta, entering his eighth season on the Georgetown staff, brings a wealth of knowledge and coaching experience to the Hoyas program. His duties include recruiting, scouting, player development, training organization, and assisting in all aspects of team preparation.
In his time with the Hoyas, Calabretta has helped transform Georgetown into a nationally respected program and one of the best in the BIG EAST Conference. Over the past five seasons, the Hoyas have set a series of school records in route to a program-first BIG EAST National Division title, BIG EAST Tournament Championship, and NCAA Tournament Elite Eight appearance.
As a result, Georgetown spent time in the National Top 25 rankings of all three major college soccer polls, climbing as high as #11 in NSCAA/adidas, #11 in Soccer America, and #7 in Top Drawer Soccer. The Hoyas also garnered numerous individual honors highlighted by two NSCAA First Team All-Americans, 13 All-BIG EAST selections, the 2012 BIG EAST Offensive Player of the Year, 2010 BIG EAST Midfielder of the Year, 2009 BIG EAST Offensive Player of the Year, and the 2007 BIG EAST Rookie of the Year.
Calabretta, who holds a United States Soccer Federation National "A" License and a Premier Diploma from the National Soccer Coaches Association of America, has been involved at the youth level since 2000.
Working with the Bethesda Soccer Club, Reston Football Club, and McLean Premier Soccer, Calabretta has established himself as one of the area's top youth coaches, collecting a record of 81-17-10 in his first two years highlighted by a European Championship at the world's third largest youth tournament.
In 2003, Calabretta helped start the Reston Football Club girls program, which rapidly emerged as one of the best in the nation. By 2005, RFC was ranked as the #1 club in Virginia and #4 in Region I. During that time, Calabretta led his RFC teams to state cup and tournament championship titles and National Top 10 rankings. Calabretta's McLean MPS Dragons team, the 2010 USYS Region I Champion, and Bethesda Dragons team, the 2011 ECNL National Finalist, both ranked as the #1 team in the country.
On the college landscape, Calabretta has sent more than 200 youth players to many of the top NCAA Division I men's and women's soccer programs in the United States.
A member of the Region I Girls Olympic Development Program staff, Calabretta has also been involved with the Maryland Olympic Development Program boys serving as a staff coach from 1999-2000. At both the ODP and club levels, he has helped to develop players for the United States Youth National and Regional teams.
Calabretta was named as an Associate Staff Coach for the National Soccer Coaches Association of America in January 2009.
Calabretta holds a bachelor's degree in Engineering Management from the University of Maryland and a master's degree in Sports Industry Management from Georgetown University, graduating summa cum laude and ranked first in his class.
Calabretta and his wife, Anne, currently reside in Clarksburg, Maryland with their daughter and son twins Brynn and Brayden and daughter Payton.