Dushawne Simpson

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Dushawne Simpson is an American soccer coach, currently coaching with Aztec Soccer. Simpson coaches the Aztec U13,U16 and Aztec U23 WPSL team. He also serves as the Aztec youth club's Director of Coaching. Simpson has been a part of two national championship teams with Aztec and just recently a regional and national finalist with his U17G and U23 women. Simpson also recently led his girls high school team Pingree to a NEPSAC Class C Championship.

Before moving over to coaching, Simpson was a soccer player. Simpson played his youth soccer in Connecticut and played his high school soccer at Avon Old Farms School and then Avon High School. At Avon High School, Simpson helped lead his team to a #2 national high school soccer ranking in 1990 and was selected to the 1990 CT All-State team in Soccer, Basketball and Track.

Simpson continued at the collegiate level, playing at NCAA Division II powerhouse Southern Connecticut State University(SCSU) as a freshman and then moving on to Salem State College. Dushawne was an all-conference performer at Salem State College and as a freshman he was all-conference and Freshman of the Year for SCSU when he led the league in scoring.

Simpson followed up his college career by playing professionally for several teams, including the New Hampshire Phantoms, the Connecticut Wolves and the Boston Bulldogs (soccer), as well as Avellino of Serie C in Italy. Simpson led the Boston Aztecs to the New England Regional final four straight years (2004-07), winning Back-to-Back-to-Back PASL Regional Championships in 2005-07. In 2005, in Albany, New York the Aztecs won their first PASL National Championship with Simpson as a player coach.

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Avellino, Italy