David Bucciero
David  Bucciero

Associate Head Coach

Seventh season

Alma Mater:
James Madison '95

David Bucciero, who was elevated to associate head coach following the 2005 season, will be entering his seventh year on the Terriers' staff. During this time, the Terriers have amassed a record of 73-37-17. Some of his responsibilities include being the recruiting coordinator, assisting and directing team sessions, organizing scouting reports, putting together the Terriers' non-conference schedule and working with the goalkeepers.

He has been an integral part of the highly successful Terrier recruiting classes, including the 2006 class that was ranked third in the Northeast region and No. 1 in the America East Conference by SoccerBuzz Magazine. The 2007 class was ranked No. 1 in the AE Conference.

In addition to his work at BU, Bucciero has been a member of the Region 1 Olympic Development Program (ODP) as a regional staff coach for the past five years. Currently he is the co-head coach for the Goalkeeper Program in Region 1 and serves as a field coach for the U-14 Regional team. He also is actively involved in the Massachusetts State Olympic Development Program where he served as a head coach for the state teams from 2003-06. During this time, he had the opportunity to coach current Terriers Emily Pallotta, Shauna Kelleher and Casey Brown.

Prior to coming to BU, he was an assistant coach for three years at Texas Tech University where he had numerous responsibilities beyond working with the keepers. He was the program's recruiting coordinator, and he planned, organized and directed certain fundraising projects. He also handled the team's scheduling his last two years and organized the travel plans.

Bucciero's coaching career began in 1990 as the goalkeeper trainer at the Soccer Academy in Manassas, Va., where he remained there until 1998.

During this time period, he was also the assistant coach for the U-15 boys' team in the Maryland ODP during the 1997-98 season and was the assistant men's soccer coach/goalkeeper coach at Washington College in Chestertown, Md., from 1996-98. While at Washington College, he received his master's degree in history.

In 1998, he moved to Texas Tech and from 2000 until the time he left, he was also the Director of Coaching for the Lubbock Elite Youth soccer club.

A native of Vienna, Va., Bucciero was a four-year letterman as a goalkeeper at James Madison University. During his freshman year, he returned home to play for the Vista Hurricane under-19 club team. The team went on to win the national club title. Then, his junior and senior years at JMU, the Dukes advanced to the quarterfinals of the NCAA tournament before they were eliminated. Bucciero holds a United States Soccer Federation `A' License as well as an NSCAA Advanced License.

Bucciero and his wife Diane celebrated their two-year wedding anniversary in May 2007. Last October, the couple, which resides in Framingham, Mass., welcomed Noah Anthony to the family.

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