Barrie, ON – January 3rd, 2013 – The Georgian College Athletic Department is pleased to announce the appointment of Rick Morandini as the Grizzlies new Women’s Indoor Soccer Head Coach.
Morandini brings a wealth of experience to Georgian having worked in various roles with elite level and youth development programs over the last thirty years. For nearly the last decade he has served as the Club Manager for the Barrie Soccer Club.
“We are thrilled to have Rick join our coaching ranks,” said Georgian College Manager of Athletics Michelle McConney. “He brings a tremendous amount of experience to the role and we believe he will be a great addition to the women’s indoor soccer program.”
The position became vacant after previous Head Coach Ron Howden stepped aside to focus on his other various coaching duties. Morandini also has playing experience as a semi-professional in the National Soccer League from 1972-80. He was also a member of Ontario’s Senior Provincial Team (1970, 1976) and the Canadian National Team in 1976.
“I’m really excited at the opportunity to get back into coaching and to be able to stay in Barrie, in this community means that much more,” said Morandini. “I’m looking forward to working with the student athletes and to build on the great foundation Ron has built the last few years with the program.”
The Georgian Grizzlies Women’s Indoor Soccer team will kick off their season when they take part in the Conestoga Invitational on Friday, January 25th.
Tryouts for both the men’s and women’s indoor soccer teams will take place from January 6th-16th. Check the Georgian Grizzlies website at georgiangrizzlies.ca for exact times and dates.