Alex Suprise begins his first year as part of the St. Bonaventure men's soccer full-time coaching staff as an assistant coach in the fall of 2021.
Suprise joined the Bonnies staff during the 2020-21 campaign in a volunteer capacity and will be in his second season working with the program this fall.
A native of Milwaukee, Wisc., Suprise spent the 2020 fall season at Medaille College in Buffalo, working with the men's soccer program. Despite the pandemic shutdown canceling games, he assisted with the program's international and domestic recruitment efforts, and worked with all facets of the team's administration, and on-field training.
Prior to his work in Buffalo, Suprise spent the 2018 and 2019 seasons as an assistant coach at Nichols College in Dudley, Mass. While at Nichols, Suprise assisted and advised all aspects of the men's soccer program. He directly assisted the head coach with recruiting, on-field instruction, team travel and administration, scouting, film review, and the individual development of the team’s players.
In the two seasons he spent in New England, the program recorded two record winning seasons and consecutive trips to the conference tournament. The program also registered four All-Conference selections. Suprise personally mentored all-conference defender Cole Houghton.
Additionally, Alex earned his Master’s of Science in Organizational Leadership (MSOL) from Nichols College in 2020.
His club soccer experience extends from his hometown soccer club when he started coaching in high school. Suprise currently coaches at Western New York Flash Soccer Academy in the Buffalo metropolitan area. While in New England, he coached with Global Premier Soccer and FC USA. He also coached at Virginia Rush Soccer Club while competing in college.
Suprise graduated from Virginia Wesleyan University in 2018 with two degrees in Business and Recreation and Leisure Studies. In his four years at Virginia Wesleyan, he played in 54 games as a defender and recorded 10 assists.
He possesses soccer coaching education certifications from the United Soccer Coaches (USC) and United States Soccer Federation (USSF). He is currently pursuing the USC Advanced National Diploma and USSF 'C' License.