Arman Capan joined the Finger Lakes Community College men’s soccer coaching staff in 2013 as an assistant coach. Capan brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the men’s soccer program after serving as a soccer coach locally, nationally and internationally. He is currently the President of the Western New York Soccer Association, a position he has served in since 1973. As President, Capan continues to coach the Women’s Select Team, along with mentoring the Men’s Select Team coaches. Capan has served as the Rochester District Soccer League President for fourteen years and serves as a mentor to the current board members as well.
Capan was inducted in the inaugural class into the Rochester Soccer Hall of Fame this past spring. In 2012, Capan was inducted into the United States Adult Soccer Association Hall of Fame. He founded and manages the Walworth Thunder Soccer Club, which is a premier soccer club for women. Capan is a member of the NSCAA and holds a National C Coaching License. He is a USSF National Certified Coach and also holds a NFHS and International Coaches Association Coaching License.
As a player, Capan began playing soccer at six years old. He started playing in Istanbul’s Amateur League Division I by the age of fifteen. In the early 1970’s, Capan played professional soccer in the ASL for two and a half seasons for the Syracuse Scorpions. Capan resides in Walworth, N.Y. with his wife Karen.