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Mac Cozier

Quick Facts

IntroAmerican soccer player-coach
Is Sports official
Athlete
Football player
Association football player
Association football manager
From United States of America
Type Sports
Gendermale
Birth 23 October 1973, Orange Park
Age47 years

Biography

Mac Cozier (born October 23, 1973, in Orange Park, Florida) is a retired American soccer player. He played one season in Major League Soccer, one in the Chilean Second Division, one in USISL and six in the USL First Division. He also earned one cap with the United States national team in 1996.

College

Cozier attended University of North Carolina at Charlotte, where he played on the men’s soccer team from 1992 to 1995. His best season was 1994 when he was named a first team All-American. He finished his career as the school’s all time assist leader with thirty-one, fourth on the career goals list with thirty-four and second on the career points list with ninety-nine.

Professional

The Columbus Crew of Major League Soccer selected Cozier in the first round (tenth overall) of the 1996 MLS College Draft. He played thirteen games for the Crew, all as a substitute. The Crew traded him to the San Jose Clash, but the Clash released him before the season. He then signed with the Richmond Kickers for the 1997 USISL season. In 1998, he moved to Chilean Second Division club Club de Deportes Antofagasta. After one season, in which he scored ten goals in twenty-six games, he returned to the United States to sign with the Jacksonville Cyclones of the USL A-League. Cozier scored thirteen goals and was named a 1998 first team A-League All Star. The next season, he moved to the Charleston Battery. The Battery released Cozier following the 2002 season and on February 5, 2003, he signed with the Rochester Raging Rhinos. However, the Rhinos released him on April 24, 2003, and he was immediately signed by the Atlanta Silverbacks. In 2004, he was named to the second-team USL All-Star team after scoring twelve goals in twenty-eight games with Atlanta. He retired following the 2004 season.

Indoor soccer

Cozier played one game with the Columbus Invaders during the 1996–1997 National Professional Soccer League season.

National team

Cozier played extensively with the U-23 national team in 1995. Cozier earned his only cap with the U.S. national team in a 4–1 loss to Peru on October 19, 1996. Cozier, along with several teammates that day, was called up when the regular national team players went on strike and refused to play. Cozier entered the game in the thirty-second minute, replacing Jean Harbor.

Teaching

Since retiring from playing professionally, Cozier moved to Jacksonville, Fl. to become a teacher at both Englewood High School and at FSCJ. Teaching math.

Personal life

Mac is married to Barbar Cozier since August 2011. They have daughter, Mila Anwaar Cozier,born August 14, 2012.