Matei Paun – Soccer Program Director

Like our players, the iProSkills coaching team reflects a broad range of cultures and backgrounds. Our staff members alone represent ten countries and speak 15 languages. All our coaches hold licenses through the United States Soccer Federation, among others. Staff members have playing and coaching experience at the community, high school, college, professional and international levels. We are united by our love of soccer and a dedication to providing our youth with high-quality training, mentorship, and opportunities.

Matei Paun - Soccer Program Director, U5-U10

Matei Paun

Program Director, U5-U10

Hometown: Bucharest, Romania
Languages: English, Romanian, French, Korean 

  • Bartlett High School Soccer Team
  • Knox College Soccer Team, Division III
  • Assistant Varsity Coach, Bartlett High School (2011-2014)
  • Illinois High School Association (IHSA) License
  • United States Soccer Federation (USSF) Coaching License – Level E

Coach Matei grew up in Park Ridge, Illinois, and has experience playing at the high school and college levels. Prior to joining iProSkills he taught high school soccer and has many years of experience teaching youth soccer for all ages. Coach Matei has a background in secondary English education and is a former English and Social Studies teacher at the middle and high school levels. Matei has a gift for working with younger players and loves to see his students develop new skills both in the classroom and on the pitch.