Justin Terranova Named Fury Men's Head Coach
FAYETTEVILLE, NC – Today the Fayetteville Fury of the National Indoor Soccer League, named Methodist University Men’s Soccer Head Coach, Justin Terranova as the Head Coach of their Men’s Team, that will kickoff its inaugural season this December at the Crown Center.
Like Fury Women’s Head Coach Bryan Madej will stay with the Women’s team at Methodist University, Terranova will also remain the Head Coach of it’s MU Men’s program.
Terranova, who has coached the MU Men’s Team for 20 years and his program has been highly successful winning 2 USA South tournaments and playing in 5 league finals and 14 semifinals, going a combined 193-128-25. Terranova is the winningest coach in MU Soccer history with his current 193 wins and should join the 200 club this year. “JT” as he is known in the local soccer community, has produced All-American, League MVP’s and many All-Conference performers through his tenure. Locally, he has influenced youth soccer over his time in Cumberland County, as a former Director of Fayetteville Soccer Club and now the current Director of Liberty Point Soccer Club. Both Coach Madej and Terranova worked together to start LPSC from scratch in 2011 and have grown their US Club program over a 10-year span.
“I would like to thank the Fayetteville Fury and Andrew Haines for trusting me with this opportunity to lead the men’s professional team here, in a city that I’ve called home for over 20 years now. Bryan Madej and I have worked together for 15 years and built strong programs at Methodist University and in local youth soccer programs, and I trust the same will occur here with the Fury. I believe the City of Fayetteville will really appreciate our efforts as we build championship-level teams in NISL.”
Fury CEO Michael Taylor, knew right away that he wanted Terranova to lead the Fury Men’s Team, especially with Madej on board to coach the Women’s Team. “Justin has been here in Fayetteville for over 20 years, so he’s really acquainted with the City. He has a strong soccer background from playing and coaching at multiple levels. Andrew and I really thought it was a no-brainer from the onset when we started our Coaching search. We feel it’s going to be a huge advantage to have both Justin and Bryan leading our teams since they’ve worked together at MU for so many years and both have successful programs. We'd like to thank Methodist University for allowing both Bryan and Justin to coach with us as well.”
Terranova, like Madej, is a Methodist University Soccer Alum. A goalkeeper for MU from 1992-1995, Terranova was a co-captain on the school’s 1995 NCAA Division III National Runner-Up team. During his four-year career with the program as starting goalkeeper, MU captured four Dixie Intercollegiate Athletic Conference titles, as well as four NCAA Tournament bids. Terranova earned All-DIAC recognition during each of his four years, including first-team selections in 1992, 1993, and 1995. He holds the school records for career goals-against average (0.67 GAA) and shutouts (37) and single-season goals-against average (0.40 GAA in 1992). Terranova is tied for the program’s single-season shutout mark with 11 in 1992. Professionally, Terranova played one season with the Connecticut Wolves of the outdoor A-League (USL) in 1996.
Before coming back to his Alma Mater at MU, Terranova served as an Assistant Coach at NCAA D-1 Old Dominion University from 1998-2001, in which the Head Coach ODU was Terranova’s Coach at MU, Alan Dawson.
“My wife Jeannette and the kids are super excited to continue to help grow soccer in our community. Our family including our nephews have grown up playing soccer here. Both of my children were born in Fayetteville and have grown up playing the game of soccer here for Liberty Point Soccer Club. Both now represent North Carolina FC. Samuel in goal has signed a youth academy contract with NCFC USL 1 pro team and plays for the youth u17 and u19 teams. Olivia in goal for the current 2008 NCYSA State Champions, NCFC 08 Elite. All of us are looking forward to seeing the lights come on at the Crown in January!”
ABOUT THE FAYETTEVILLE FURY:
The Fayetteville Fury was officially announced on June 7, 2021, as the second franchise in the National Indoor Soccer League. The team will host 12 regular season home games this winter at the Crown Center. Each game-night will feature a Men’s and Women’s Doubleheader. For more information, please visit fayettevillefury.com
ABOUT NATIONAL INDOOR SOCCER LEAGUE (NISL):
The National Indoor Soccer League was founded in January 2021 by a group of experienced sports team/league owners with over 40 years of ownership experience. NISL will kick off the 2021-2022 season on Dec. 25, 2021. The league will operate a men’s and women's division with each member team playing in both divisions. Each NISL game day will include a doubleheader, with fans being able to see both a women's match, as well as a men’s. For more information, please visit nislpro.com