Head Men’s Soccer Coach
B.S., Methodist College
In 16 seasons in charge at his alma mater, head coach Justin Terranova has directed 14 different Methodist teams to 10 or more victories in a season.
Terranova holds a 182-108-22 coaching record. In addition to those 182 victories, he has had 96 student-athletes named all-conference selections, and another 10 players were selected for the United Soccer Coaches/National Soccer Coaches of America Association’s NCAA Division III All-South Atlantic Region teams.
Terranova returned to Methodist in May 2002 following four years at NCAA Division I Old Dominion University from 1998-2001. In addition to his work in ODU’s program, Terranova also helped to expand the Chesapeake United Soccer Club. He served as the program’s Director of Coaching from 1999-2002.
Terranova started in goal for Methodist from 1992-1995, and was a co-captain on the school’s 1995 NCAA Division III National Runner-Up team. In all, the program claimed four Dixie Intercollegiate Athletic Conference titles as well as four NCAA Tournament bids during his time as goalkeeper. 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). Additionally, he is tied with Lance Watkins for the program’s single-season shutout mark with 11 clean sheets in 1992.
Following his intercollegiate career, Terranova was a member of the 1996 Connecticut Wolves of the A-League.
Terranova graduated from Methodist in Dec. 1997 with a bachelor’s degree in political science and a minor in physical education.
Terranova married Jeannette Cox on May 5, 2001, in Norfolk, Va. She is also a graduate of Methodist, and was a cheerleader at the school. They are proud parents of Samuel Pierce and Olivia Kay.