Juan Pablo Favero
Juan Pablo Favero
Title: Head Coach
Phone: (478) 445-4011
Email: juan.favero@gcsu.edu
Previous College: Palm Beach Atlantic '94

139-97-27 (.580) overall 97-66-21 (.584) as women's coach

13-3-4 (.750) at GCSU 

Head coach Juan Pablo Favero made an immediate impact in his first season at Georgia College, guiding the team to its finest season yet, including the first NCAA Tournament berth in program history. The Bobcats went 13-3-4, taking third in the Peach Belt Conference and earning their first NSCAA National Rank, reaching as high as No. 19.

Favero had two players named to the NSCAA All-Southeast Region Team, a GCSU first, and added seven on the All-PBC Team, also the most in program history. The Bobcats gave up just 10 goals all season, for a paltry 0.48 GAA , and added NSCAA Academic and Ethics/Sportsmanship awards for the first time in GCSU history.

Prior to GCSU, Favero spent five seasons at Division II Newberry College. While at Newberry, Favero compiled a 40-37-13 mark over five seasons, setting school marks for career wins and win percentage (.517).The 2007 squad finished 8-5-6, taking the best conference finish and best conference record in school history at second place (4-2-1). The school has had five seasons with .500-or-better success, four of which have come during the Favero era.

In 2004, Favero led the Lady Indians to numerous school records, including best overall record at 13-5-1. In only his second year at Newberry, Favero earned SAC Coach of the Year, Favero's third career conference coach of the year honor. Over his five seasons, the Indians garnered 15 all-conference player awards, including one honorable mention All-American.

Favero has a career-long pattern of taking programs from rags to riches, extending beyond the Lady Indians. He had a hand in renovating both the men's and women's soccer programs at Missouri Baptist University before he arrived in Newberry. While at Missouri Baptist, he led his teams to NAIA prominence and was awarded with the American Midwest Conference Coach of the Year honor for the men in 2001 and for the women in 2002, as both teams went from struggling to winning conference championships and earning national ranks.

Prior to his work at Newberry and Missouri Baptist, he also helped rebuild the soccer program at his alma mater, Palm Beach Atlantic College. In 1994, he received his undergraduate degree with honors in international business and marketing and earned a Master's degree in counseling psychology from the school in 1997. While coaching at PBA, he also served as a guidance counselor and coach at a West Palm Beach high school.

Favero is a member of the United States Soccer Federation (USSF), from which he holds a National "A" coaching license, and of the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA), from which he holds the Premier Diploma. He is also a member of the Association for Applied Sport Psychology (AASP), the Argentine Association of Sport Psychology (APDA) and has a Level 1 Psychology for Soccer Certificate from the English Football Association.

He has worked as a sport psychology consultant with the US Soccer Federation Coaching Schools, the NSCAA Coaching Schools, the River Plate Women's Soccer Club (Argentina), the Saint Louis University men's soccer team, the Thermo-King Corporation and the Carolina Elite Soccer Academy (CESA) amongst others. His most recent speaking engagements have been with the Argentine Coaching Schools (ATFA), and a personal forum for the Governor of Buenos Aires. He has also been involved in coaching and sports psychology with the Georgia and South Carolina Olympic Development Programs. 

Favero also recently had his first article published to the APDA web site on the topic of mental toughness for coaches and players.

Favero, originally from Argentina, is married to his high school sweetheart, Christie. The couple has three children, Alejo (10), Keila (8), and Malena (3).  


Year Team Women Men Combined
2008   GCSU 13-3-4   -
2007 Newberry 8-5-6 -
2006 Newberry 8-8-2 -
2005 Newberry 7-7-2 -
2004 Newberry 13-5-1 -
2003 Newberry 4-12-2 -
2002 Missouri Baptist University 17-2-3 9-11-2 26-13-5
2001 Missouri Baptist University 12-6 13-4-2 25-10-2
2000 Missouri Baptist University 9-8-2 15-5-1 24-13-3
1999 Missouri Baptist University 6-9-1 5-11-1 11-20-2
Total 97-67-23 42-31-6 139-98-29