The Skagit Valley College Athletic Department is pleased to announce it has selected Tomaz Marinelli as Men’s Soccer Coach.
Coach Marinelli comes to SVC from Lake Tahoe Community College where he served as the assistant coach for both the men’s and women’s soccer programs for the past two seasons. Prior to that, he coached the men’s program at Indian Hills Community College in Iowa. Both programs were nationally ranked, reaching the National Tournament at Indian Hills in 2017 and the California Community College Athletic Association (CCCAA) Quarterfinals in 2018 with Lake Tahoe.
Coach Tomaz graduated from The University of Iowa after moving to the United States from Brazil, and holds a United States Soccer Federation coaching license, is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) by the National Strength and Conditioning Association, and also holds a Performance Enhancement Certification from the National Association of Sports Medicine.
Coach Tomaz is also fluent in Portuguese and Spanish and he is excited to lead the Cardinals men’s team. “I enjoy the development of studentathletes into adulthood through high achievement in the classroom and on the field of play. My teams typically play an aggressive high-pressing style, aiming to dictate play and create turnovers that lead to goal scoring chances.”
Skagit Valley College is a member of the Northwest Athletic Conference (NWAC), which consists of two-year colleges in Washington, Oregon, Idaho, and one college in British Columbia.