Wednesday, August 25, 2004
Valparaiso University men's soccer coach Mis' Mrak has announced that Roberto Giannini has joined the Crusaders' coaching staff this season as an assistant coach.
For the past four seasons, he has served as a state coach for Indiana's Olympic Development Program and as an Indiana Youth Soccer Association Coaching Education Instructor and recently he has been appointed as a Region II ODP staff coach.
Giannini at Valpo after spending the last five years as a head coach of the Northwest Indiana Futbol Club boys program, where he led the U15, U16, U17, and U18 teams to six consecutive State Cup and one Regional final appearances.
Prior to his move to Northwest Indiana, Giannini played and coached soccer at different levels in his native country of Italy, including youth, national amateur, and professional teams, as well as scouting for the youth programs of pro clubs.