Midview High School Athletics announced the hiring of Dalton Joyce to lead its Boys Soccer program following the Board of Education meeting on Wednesday (May 26) evening.
“Taking over this program is a great opportunity to build upon what is already here, expand on the talent we have and complement that with the upcoming boys,” Joyce said. “This to me means there is a bright future ahead for the Midview High School boys soccer program.”
Joyce most recently served as an Assistant Coach with the Cuyahoga Community College Men’s Soccer program for three years. He has also been a Coach and Director of Youth Development at the UPPER 90 Futbol Club since its inception in 2016. During his tenure with UPPER 90 he developed the Juniors Program, which provides a pathway for young players to compete in a club level setting and beyond.
“Coach Joyce brings a variety of great experiences as a player and coach,” Athletics Director Dan May said. “He has a clear vision for continuing the positive development of our program and an established connected to our youth program. Both are vital to building and sustaining a successful high school program.”
Joyce holds a United States Soccer Federation (USSF) National D License and is LaLiga Level 3 Methodology certified. The 2011 Buckeye High School graduate was a three-year starter with the Bucks. He went on to play two seasons at Tri-C before joining their staff.
“As a player, I have competed at the club, community, high school and college level,” Joyce said. “This allows me to relate to the boys and connect through soccer itself. I believe the experience I have acquired through coaching at a club level as well as collegiate level gives me a unique perspective in that I have been given the privilege to train and develop players from their early stages to advanced levels. Working with Cuyahoga Community College taught me a lot about rapid development, as those players are gone as fast as they arrive. Coaching in a club setting has Taught me the ways of developing players down to the foundational and most crucial aspects of the game.”
Joyce, who lives in Brunswick, is a Certified Phlebotomy Technician with Southwest General Health Center.
“My immediate intentions are to develop an excitement around soccer at Midview.” Joyce said. “We will create a winning environment, while most importantly maintaining a family atmosphere. I find it incredibly important that we prepare these young men to be productive members of society and diligent students in the classroom. I also want to help develop a strong pathway to the high school program and beyond for the youth of Midview.”
Midview Boys Soccer looks to build off a 7-9-1 record in 2020. The Middies, who anticipate returning 9-of-14 lettermen, will open their season on Ross Field against Brunswick on August 21.