CONFERMATO COACH RITA, RON SMELTZER NUOVO OL COACH

Coach Rita resta ai Lions, Smeltzer nuovo OL-Coach

 

Lions Bergamo ASD comunica di aver trovato l’accordo con Coach Adam Rita anche per la stagione 2019.

Il Coach canadese sarà quindi alla guida dei Leoni per la terza stagione consecutiva con l’obbiettivo di riportare il team orobico ai playoff. 

 La volontà di Coach Rita è stata alla base di un rinnovo a cui la società auspicava per poter continuare il percorso di crescita e rinnovamento che proprio insieme al coach Canadese è iniziato nel 2017 e che mira non solo a riportare i Leoni nell’elite del Football italiano ed europeo ma soprattutto a sviluppare l’organizzazione ad ogni livello. 

 Insieme a Coach Rita arriverà Ron Smeltzer, coach di grande esperienza e che ha già lavorato con l’HC dei Lions ai tempi della CFL, che si occuperà della OL nero-oro

Smeltzer arriva a Bergamo per sostituire Coach Casciani e portate ulteriore qualità ed esperienza ad un coaching staff che negli ultimi anni ha ben lavorato sviluppando i tanti giovani delle giovanili bergamasche che sono diventati oggi punti fermi del senior team. 

 

COACH RON SMELTZER:

 1967-             West Chester University, West Chester, Pennsylvania – Graduate Assistant

1968-70          University of Colorado, Boulder, Colorado – Graduate Assistant

1970-72          University of California, Santa Barbara – Offensive Line Coach

1972-78          University of Nevada, Las Vegas – Offensive Line Coach

 

1979-83          Servite High School, Anaheim, California – Head Football Coach

                        1982    California State Champions

                      California Interscholastic Federation (CIF) Champions

                        1982    Orange County (California) All-Star Football Game – Head Coach

                        1982    Southern California Shrine Football Classic – Co-Head Coach

                        1983    California Interscholastic Federation (CIF) Champions

                                   Servite High School overall record – 41 wins, 18 losses, 1 tie

 

1984-86          British Columbia Lions, Vancouver, B.C., (CFL) – Offensive Line Coach

1985               Grey Cup Champions

1986-88          Calgary Stampeders, Calgary, Alberta (CFL) – Offensive Coordinator

1988-90          British Columbia Lions, Vancouver, B.C., (CFL) – Offensive Line Coach

1990-91          Holy Cross High School, Surrey, B.C. – Head Football Coach

1991-92          Edmonton Eskimos, Edmonton, Alberta (CFL) – Offensive Line Coach

1992-93          Ottawa Rough Riders, Ottawa, Ontario (CFL) – Head Football Coach

1994-95          Las Vegas Posse, Las Vegas, Nevada (CFL) – Offensive Coordinator

 

1995-2000      Cimarron-Memorial High School, Las Vegas, Nevada – Offensive Coordinator

                      1997-   Nevada State Championship - Runner-up

                      1998-   Nevada State Champions

                      1999-   Nevada State Champions

2000-03          Coronado High School, Henderson, Nevada – Head Football Coach

                      Overall Record – 7 wins, 9 losses

2003-08          Cimarron-Memorial High School, Las Vegas, Nevada – Head Football Coach

                      Overall Record – 40 wins, 17 losses

                      2006 League Champions

2009-11          Cimarron-Memorial High School, Las Vegas, Nevada – Assistant Coach

 

RICONOSCIMENTI

1982    Faith, Family, Football Foundation, Anaheim, California – Coach of the Year

1983    Faith, Family, Football Foundation, Anaheim, California – Coach of the Year

1999    West Chester University Football Hall of Fame

1999    All-American Football Foundation Lifetime Achievement Award

2000    British Columbia, Canada – Sports Hall of Fame

2002    Servite High School, Anaheim, California – Football Hall of Fame

2003    Sunset Region Coach of the Year – Cimarron-Memorial High School

2005    Sunset Region Coach of the Year – Cimarron-Memorial High School

2006    Sunset Region Coach of the Year – Cimarron-Memorial High School

2006    Cimarron-Memorial Coaching Hall of Fame

2008    Southern Nevada High School Football Coaches Hall of Fame

 

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