al Campionato di 1° Divisione FIDAF 2017. Consapevoli di doversi riscattare dalle due ultime stagioni, che hanno lasciato l’amaro in bocca, i Leoni Orobici, insieme allo Staff Dirigenziale e Tecnico, già dalla fine del Campionato 2016 stanno lavorando per costruire basi solide, al fine di creare un Team vincente.
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Le trattative per l’arrivo del Coach, che atterrerà in Italia alla fine di Gennaio 2017, sono state seguite dal Recruiter dei Lions, Alfredo Giuso Delalba, che, di concerto con la Dirigenza, ha lavorato per portare nel Senior Team un valore assoluto da affiancare al Coaching staff esistente, che innalzasse il tasso tecnico ed il livello di esperienza.
L’arrivo di Coach Rita, grande lavoratore dalla personalità carismatica, rappresenta per lo Staff Tecnico ed i giocatori un’occasione di crescita, avendo la possibilità di instaurare una sinergia notevole con un Professionista dal curriculum importante.
Missisauga, Ontario, Canada
Boise Junior College, AA degree, 1967
Boise State College, Bachelor of Science 1970
University of Nevada Las Vegas, Graduate Studies in Educational Administration
45 years of Coaching experience and management
Recruiting coordinator, Offensive coordinator, Defensive coordinator, Special teams coordinator, General Manager
27 years, Offensive Coordinator, Head Coach, General Manager
8 Grey Cup appearances, 6 Grey Cup Championships, 3 as offensive coordinator, 1 as Head Coach, 2 as General Manager
1985 Grey Cup Team, BC LIONS, inducted into BC SPORTS HALL OF FAME and LIONS WALL OF FAME
1990, CFL all time scoring record, offensive coordinator, Toronto Argonauts
1991, CFL Coach of the Year, Toronto Argonauts
1995, Selected as one of the most influential men in Canada by Chatelaine Magazine, February issue
1997, CFLPA Coach of the Year ( selected by the players in the league). BC Lions.
14 years as offensive coordinator, recruiting coordinator, defensive coordinator.
Boise State University, University Of Nevada Las Vefas, University of Hawaii, and the University of British Columbia
6 national playoff appearances, ranked in the National Top 20, 10 times. League Champion 3 times (BIG SKY)
High School & Other:
3 years, Trinity College School, Port Hope, Ontario
Europe, 2 seasons
2016 to Present – Clarkson Football North, Assistant Head Coach, Offensive
2012 to 2016 – Trinity College School, Assistant Head Coach, Offensive Coordinator and recruiter
2014- February to July, Calanda Broncos, Swiss Football League, Head Coach
2012- February to August, Prague Panthers, Czech and Austrian League. Head Coach
2011-took the year off to get my knee replaced
2010-2003- Toronto Argonauts, General Manager and Vice President of Football Operations.
2004 Grey Cup Champions
2002-1997- BC Lions, General Manager/Head Coach. 2000 Grey Cup Champions
1996 Toronto Argonauts, offensive Coordinator. Grey Cup Champions.
1995- Memphis Mad Dogs (CFL), Director of Football operations, Assistant Head Coach, Offensive Coordinator, and Special Teams Coordinator. New franchise, inaugural season record 9-9
1994-Ottawa Roughriders, Director of Football Operations and Head Coach
1993- Edmonton Eskimos, Offensive Coordinator, Grey Cup Champions
1992-1990- Toronto Argonauts, Offensive coordinator and Head Coach, 1991 Grey Cup Champions. Coach of the Year. 1990 CFL scoring record.
1992- Trinity College School, assistant coach. League champions.
1989- University of British Columbia, Defensive coordinator
1988-1983- BC Lions, Offensive coordinator, 3 Grey Cup appearances, 1985 Grey cup champions
1982 – 1979- University of Hawaii, receivers coach, offensive coordinator and recruiting coordinator. Ranked 16th in the nation. Guest Coach w/ BC Lions.
1978-1976 – University of Nevada Las Vegas, Quarterbacks, receivers coach and recruiting coordinator. 2 national playoffs appearances, nationally ranked, tops on offense. Guest Coach BC Lions.
1975-1969- Boise State University, coached the following positions, at one time or other here, offensive line, receivers, running backs, quarterbacks and recruiting coordinator. Head JV coach record 8-3. League champions 3 times, 3 national playoff appearances, ranked nationally every year but one. Top in league and nationally on offense, total offense, passing and scoring.
Certified lecturer/instructor for Football Canada for levels of certification
Football BC-vice president of programs. Managed the Senior Bowl Top 100, 12th graders
Started and coached the Maurice Cody Public School (Totonto ), Grade 6, co-ed flag football program, played in the city championship game
Worked in many football camps in Canada, volunteered ( do not acceps fees) I did it for the young players and coaches, grass roots football, very important for the game and the young people involved.
Nell’obiettivo di creare una squadra dalle migliori risorse ( professioniste e/o amatoriali), l’arrivo di Coach Rita è soltanto il primo tassello che la Dirigenza dei Lions Bergamo ha previsto per una continua crescita dei propri atleti.
Le novità non finiscono di certo qui; gli addetti ai lavori in casa Lions continuano ad impegnarsi nell’ottica di costruire basi solide per la creazione di un Team vincente nel tempo.
Ufficio Stampa Lions Bergamo