Carlos Delcid enters his 17th season at the helm of the NYIT men's soccer program in 2017.
Under his tutelage, more than 50 student-athletes have received all-conference honors.
Delcid has also coached three players to National Soccer Coaches Association of American (NSCAA)/adidas All-America recognition. Eduardo Anacelto received the honor in 2006 as he was named to the second team, while Kyle Cupid earned first team honors in 2007. Last season, captain Vinny Caccavale became the fourth Bear, and third under Delcid, to earn All-America honors fromthe NSCAA. He also made program history as the team's first CoSIDA Academic All-District I selection and the program's first NSCAA Scholar All-American.
In 2011, Delcid coached the Bears to their first ECC Tournament championship and the program's fifth NCAA Regional berth. NYIT ended the season with a 14-4-2 overall mark and a second place finish in the ECC with a 5-1-1 record. For their efforts, DiDonna and Caccavale earned Daktronics All-East Region honors and were named All-ECC First team. Senior Pierre Sy, Gallardo, and freshman Guillermo Fuentes earned second team honors, while Gallardo was named the ECC Tournament's Most Outstanding Player.
In 2010, NYIT finished with an 8-8-1 record, which brought Delcid's career total to 107-56-21. Delcid became the first NYIT men's soccer coach to reach the 100-win plateau on Sept. 11, 2010 in a 2-1 overtime win against American International at President's Stadium.
In 2007, Delcid guided NYIT to a 14-4-2 record and a trip to the NCAA Northeast Regional. It was the second time in three years the Bears advanced to the NCAA Tournament, and Delcid was recognized by his peers as he was voted the ECC Co-Coach of the Year. Even more impressive was that Delcid and the Bears were able to bounce back after experiencing their first losing season during his tenure, a 7-8-1 record in 2006.
In 2001, Delcid took over a team that was just 3-14-1 the season before and led them to an 11-4-1 record, the best turnaround in all of Division II that year. With each season, the Bears kept improving, and in 2002, NYIT finished with a 12-4-1 record, 7-2 in the ECC and as ECC Tri-Champions. In 2003, all of the hard work and effort paid off as the Bears received a bid to the NCAA Northeast Regional for the first time since 1985. NYIT was ranked No. 7 nationally for eight straight weeks and No. 1 in the Northeast Region for most of the season, while finishing the year with a 14-3-1 record.
Delcid moved to Port Jefferson, N.Y., while in his teens and attended Comsewogue High School. From there, he enrolled at Farmingdale Community College, where he earned all-conference goal scorer and MVP as a midfielder. In 1994, he enrolled at NYIT and started on the men's soccer team. After graduating in 1996 with a bachelor's degree in criminal justice, Delcid obtained his master's degree in professional studies with a concentration in clinical counseling in 1998. He continued playing on the semi-professional soccer team he had been playing on since 1994, the L.I. Hercules, and later moved over to the Brooklyn Knights, a Division III professional team in 1998. Then, in 2000, he returned to his native country, Honduras, and assisted F.C. Universidad, a first division team.
Delcid is actively involved with youth soccer on Long Island, having coached five different teams to Division I championships over the past decade. As the coach of the East Meadow Hawks, his team has been invited to five of the most prestigious tournaments in the country: the Raleigh Shootout, the Columbia Invitational, the Capital Cup, the Jefferson Cup, and the Cincinnati Shootout. The Hawks finished that year with a national ranking of eighth and won four of the tournaments.