North Carolina State Champions
- 1997, 1999, 2000, 2001
Daniel Alvarez, Asst. Coach
Assistant Coach, Daniel Alvarez

Coach Daniel Alvarez returns to Fayetteville, where he was an All State, All Conference, and Conference MVP while playing at Pine Forest High School.

He attended Furman University where he was a four year letterman. At Furman, Daniel was a three time All-Southern Conference selection and the Conference MVP during his senior season.

Other honors in his senior season include:

  • NSCAA first team All-American
  • Named one of the top 11 players in the nation by Soccer America
  • Selected for Umbro College Showcase and College Soccer News All American
  • Led his Furman team to a 21-2-1 record and a berth in the quarterfinals of the NCAA tournament
  • Led the nation his senior year with 16 assists and set a new single season assist record at Furman
  • Broke the Furman University career assist record by compiling 41 assists over 4 years

Daniel was selected by the New York New Jersey Metrostars in the 2000 MLS draft. After being traded to the Tampa Bay Mutiny. he decided to play soccer in Germany. In Germany, he trained with Borussia Dortmund, FC Cloppenburg, and FC Nurenburg.

After training in Germany, Daniel returned to the States to play with the Charleston Battery (A-league) prior to returning to play at Tampa Bay. During the January 2001 preseason, Coach Alvarez tore his left ACL and is now recuperating in order to return to play next season.

Daniel resides in Fayetteville. Recently he became engaged to Laura Guill and they plan to wed in October 2002. In his spare time, Coach Alvarez also enjoys running with Coach Ferrell. Alvarez is often seen trailing Ferrell as they run, despite the age advantage he holds over Ferrell.

Articles about Coach Alvarez:
Alvarez bids to play in European Soccer League
Alvarez not giving up on dream