As Nick enters his fifth season as a member of the Falcon Coaching Staff he will continue to be responsible for working with the infielders and will assist with the hitting. In addition to his on-field duties, Nick will also head the local recruiting for Volusia and Flagler counties. For the 2012-2013 season, Nick will remain as Head Coach of the Developmental Team.
Coach Luppino joined the Falcons after spending one season as an assistant coach at Austin Peay State University, where he was responsible for working with the infielders, hitters and coaching third base. Prior to A.P.S.U., the Ft. Lauderdale native spent three years as an assistant at his Alma matter Palm Beach State.
Nick, 29, has also been the head coach of two summer ball clubs, the Nashville Stingers of the Sandlot League, Palm Beach Post 12. Nick also served as camp director for his father Richard, helping to run United Sports Academy.
Nick recently received his BAS degree from Daytona State in Management and Supervision with a GPA of 3.67.
Matt Wright is entering his first coaching season at Daytona State College. Matt played two years at Daytona in 2008 – 2009 and was a part of back to back national academic team of the year. His sophomore year he was selected as a Mid-Florida Conference all-star team member. After his two years at Daytona Matt moved on to play at Bethune Cookman University. At Bethune he was selected to the MEAC conference team two years in a row. After Bethune Cookman, Matt played professionally for the London Rippers of the Frontier League. This May he will be returning to the Frontier League to play his second season for the Lake Erie Crushers.