Director of Coaching - Mackenzie Arment
Mackenzie Arment joined Wakefield Soccer Association in the Summer of 2017 as the Director of Coaching, after spending the prior year working within the club with the intramural, academy, and travel programs.
Prior to his work with Wakefield, Mackenzie spent two years as the Eastern Nazarene College Men’s Soccer Assistant Coach while earning his Master’s in Management, followed by one year as the Eastern Nazarene Women’s Soccer Head Coach. During his time as the women’s head coach at Eastern Nazarene he gained experience coaching at the elite club level with the FC Boston Scorpions U-17 ECNL team.
A former Division I student-athlete at Penn State and member of US Soccer Development Academy team, PA Classics, he began his coaching career with a one-year stint as an assistant boys’ soccer coach at Manheim Central High School in Manheim, Pa. He has also served as an assistant coach with the PA Classics club based out of Lancaster, Pa. Arment coached the Under-9 Academy and Premier level teams and assisted with training sessions for the Academy Development and Junior Academy programs.
Arment has served as a lead coach at multiple camps including Penn State Men’s and Women’s Soccer Camp as well as at the Naval Academy.
As an undergraduate, Arment played soccer for four years at Penn State. He appeared in 81 matches for the Nittany Lions in his career, tallying six goals and registering 15 assists. Arment helped lead Penn State to back-to-back NCAA Tournaments in 2009 and 2010.
He was a four-time Big Ten All-Academic honoree and a unanimous selection to the Big Ten All-Freshman Team in 2008.
Arment graduated in 2012 from Penn State with a Bachelor of Science degree in Kinesiology and Movement Science. He is also a certified NASM personal trainer. He currently holds a National Diploma and Director of Coaching Diploma through United Soccer Coaches.