Early on, Tony set the standard as a true teacher of the game. His impact was felt in the local Evansville community, and his knowledge of the game and the ability to share it with players is second to none. -Steve McCullough- Founder Evansville Legend FC
From the day Tony stepped foot in Evansville, Indiana, in 1986 from Skegness, England, he immediately impacted the local soccer community. As an assistant coach at the University of Evansville, he played a significant role in helping UE reach the #1 ranking in the country. Two years later, he was introduced as the Head Coach at the University of Southern Indiana and subsequently named Great Lakes Valley Conference Coach of the Year. From 1996 to 2005, Colavecchia served as the head men's soccer coach at the University of Louisville, where he remains the school's winningest coach. In 2002 he was named Conference USA Coach of the Year.
The Evansville community learned of his actual legendary status after his long hours on the college pitch, where he coached local youth clubs (Pizza Hut and Evansville Spirit).
One of my best collegiate memories is when Tony brought the Eagles (Competing at D1 during this time) to Wisconsin to play my Marquette team. We got the win but not until Tony’s boys took us to overtime. Tony always tactically gave his team a chance to win games!
To this day, you can find Coach Tony on a field in Tulsa, OK, teaching the game he loves!
University of Evansville Assistant Coach(1986-1988)
Head Coach Men’s U of Southern Indiana (1988-1996)
Head Coach Women’s U of Louisville
Head Coach Men’s U of Louisville (1997-2005)
Technical Director Javanon Soccer Club, Kentucky
NSCAA Idaho State Technical Director (2006)
Technical Director Idaho Rush (2006 - 2007)
AZ State Director of Coaching
SC del Sol (2010 -2021)
Tulsa SC Director of Coaching (2021-present)
St Paul's College, Cheltenham, England (1977 - 80)
Lincoln City FC
English F.A Prelim (1980)
English F.A. Full Badge (1985)
USSF B (1988)
NSCAA Advanced Diploma (1990)
Irish F.A. International License (1993)
USSF A license (1991 & 2008)
National Youth License (2009)
NSCAA Premier License (2011)