Julian Lucumi enters his first season as the Cumberland Men’s Soccer Assistant Coach in 2023.
Lucumi played his senior season at Cumberland after transferring from Belmont University. He started in eight games and appeared in 16 as a defender. He scored five goals, fourth-best on the team, to help Cumberland to the 2018 Mid-South Conference Championship and an NAIA National Tournament appearance.
After his playing days, Lucumi started coaching and working at Belmont’s Men’s Soccer Camps assisting with preparation for training. From there, he went on to coach at Barca Academy in Nashville where he coached two teams per season. He provided administrative support to the academy and created playing schedules for the club.
Lucumi served as a volunteer assistant here at Cumberland during the 2021 season working under coach Adam Grant and Shane Keely at the time. Lucumi analyzed the GPS information on the players after matches and also assisted with recruiting efforts.
In 2022, Lucumi worked as an assistant coach at Ensworth High School assisting with both the varsity boys and girls teams. He also worked as a Facility Operations Manager for the Nashville Soccer Club and spent time at Nashville United Soccer Academy.
Lucumi earned his Bachelor of Business Administration from Cumberland University in May 2019 and went on to get a Master’s Degree of Sport Administration from Belmont in May 2022.