“Arsene is a true professional. To have a coach in our program with his playing experience means a lot, it means a lot to our soccer athletes who really look up to him.” -Derek Viveiros, Athletic Director at BCC
Coach Arsene Oka is entering his third season as the men’s soccer head coach. In 2013 he led the men’s soccer team to Bristol’s first ever Region XXI championship game appearance, ultimately falling short 1-0 to Bunker Hill.
A successful 2013 season came one year after a tough injury plagued 2012 season where men’s soccer missed the post-season after competing in the MCCAC and Region XXI Tournament in 2011.
The Ivory Coast native comes to Bristol after a six year’s professional soccer career. Arsene played for the New England Revolution, Portland Timbers, Cleveland City Stars, and Vermont Voltage following three seasons of professional soccer in Africa.
Arsene, currently resides with his wife Dezirae and their daughter Carmela.