Today, the North Carolina Football Club announced that Nic Platter, North Carolina FC’s Assistant General Manager, has departed the club. The club would like to thank Nic for 11 years of service as a player, coach, and administrator. We wish him the best as he pursues a new career venture.
“I’m forever grateful for my time with North Carolina FC and everyone that has been a part of this journey – players, staff, supporters, fans, and partners.” Platter said. “I’ve had the privilege to work with some amazing people and I value all the friendships I’ve made along the way. I’m proud of the work I’ve done and what our players have accomplished on and off the field over 11 seasons.”
“Thank you to my wife Alli and daughters Luci and Sable,” Platter continued. “They’ve made more sacrifices than I can count and I appreciate all their patience, love, and support. Thank you to Curt Johnson and Steve Malik for trusting me to build and manage the team. Thank you to all the supporters groups and fans that have supported the club. Lastly, thank you to all the players that have represented this club. It has been a privilege working with and competing alongside all of you.”
“John Bradford and his staff are putting together a special group of talented players for the 2022 season that will be exciting to watch and that fans will all be proud of. I look forward to seeing them re-establish themselves among the fan base, renew league rivalries, and establish themselves as one of the best in the league. While I will certainly miss being on the field with the players (winning small-sided tournaments), or behind the scenes in the office, I leave knowing I poured my heart and soul into this club. Today marks the end of a fulfilling journey and I’m excited for the beginning of a new chapter in my life.”
After five seasons playing for the Minnesota Thunder, Platter first joined the then Carolina RailHawks as a player in 2010, making ten appearances for the club and logging 900 minutes of playing time. After spending a year with the Fort Lauderdale Strikers in 2011, he rejoined the club as a player-coach for the 2012 season. After retiring from professional Soccer at the conclusion of the 2012 Season, he became the full-time goalkeeper coach ahead of the 2013 season.
During his tenure as Goalkeeper Coach, he worked alongside and mentored several extraordinary goalkeepers, including Akira Fitzgerald, Brian Sylvestre, Alex Tambakis. Additionally, he spearheaded the Elite Technique Goalkeeping training program, a weekly training program designed for goalkeepers to master fundamental techniques and focus on components of the game within their control.
In 2014, Platter became a team administrator and was later promoted to Director of Team Operations in 2015. The California native was promoted to the position of Assistant General Manager in January of 2019. While performing these roles, he was responsible for the soccer business operations, identifying and signing players, improvement of player experience, and managing operations of the North Carolina FC U-23s.
“Nic has been a massive part of North Carolina FC and all of the club’s successes over the last 11 years,” said Head Coach John Bradford. “His passion and support for the players, staff, and club as a whole has been truly inspiring. I’m proud to have known Nic as a friend and as a fellow coach for over ten years, and his dedication, friendship, and support is forever appreciated. I’m excited for his next chapter working in real estate and I’m certain that he’ll find the same success that he did on and around the soccer field. Great things are ahead for Nic, Alli, Luci, and Sable.”
“On behalf of the club, I want to thank Nic for his outstanding work,” said Curt Johnson. “He has performed a variety of roles on and off the field during the last decade and has been an integral, versatile, and trusted partner for me. I’m thrilled that he will have a smooth transition to his real estate career and have more time to spend with his awesome family. He will be missed!”
Upon his departure from NCFC, Platter will be pursuing a career in residential real estate with Bliss Real Estate, brokered by eXp Realty and servicing the Triangle area. He can be reached at 323.791.8385 or firstname.lastname@example.org.