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Mario Zuniga-Gil



Mario Zuniga-Gil - Director of Coaching

Mario, originally from Spain, is currently an Assistant Coach with the University of Michigan Women's Soccer program in addition to his duties with the Chelsea Soccer Club. In 2021, the Wolverines had one of the best seasons ever, conquering the first Big Ten Tournament title since 1999, and making it to the NCAA National Tournament Elite Eight for the third time and school history.

He joined Chelsea SC in the Spring season of 2018 as their new Director of Coaching. He served as the Head Varsity Women's Soccer Coach in Ann Arbor Father Gabriel Richard HS from 2019 to 2021. In 2019 the Fighting Irish were crowned District Champions for the first time in 7 years and made it to the Regional Final, and then won another District Title in 2021 after missing the 2020 season due to COVID. They also had their first ever 1st team All State player. In 2020 he was hired as the Head Varsity Boys Soccer Coach in Chelsea HS. During his first season in 2020 the Bulldogs conquered their first District Title in 15 years, and then won another one in 2021. In 2020, they had their first ever 1st team All State player.

His first director roles at the club in the US were in Chill SBC in Lansing and Kingdom SC in Kalamazoo. During his time with Kingdom, he coached two girls teams to the State Cup semifinals in the Fall of 2017.


Mario also collaborates with the Futsal Factory Academy in Canton and was as an Assistant Coach in the Madonna University Women's Soccer program in the Fall of 2018.

Mario was selected for the prestigious United Soccer Coaches 30 under 30 program for the 2021/2022 season, and earned a Master's Degree in Soccer Coaching Education from Ohio University in 2022.

Coaching Experience
Granada Noroeste CM (Spain) - Staff Coach 2013-2015
Internship in Burton Albion FC (England) 2015
Chill SBC - Director of Methodology 2015-2017
Kingdom SC - Girls Director & Director of Futsal 2017-2018
Madonna University - Assistant Coach Women's Soccer 2018
Michigan Olympic Development Program - Evaluator 2018
Chelsea SC - Director of Coaching 2018-present
Futsal Factory Academy - Staff Coach 2018-present
Ann Arbor Father Gabriel Richard HS - Head Coach Varsity Women's Soccer 2019-2021
Chelsea HS - Head Coach Varsity Boys Soccer 2020-present
University of Michigan - Assistant Coach Women's Soccer 2021-present

Licenses
UEFA A License - Royal Spanish Football Federation
Soccer and Futsal Basic Diploma - Royal Spanish Football Federation
Goalkeeping Level I Diploma - United Soccer Coaches
The Director of Coaching Role Diploma - United Soccer Coaches
Coaching Futsal Diploma - United Soccer Coaches
4v4 Diploma - United Soccer Coaches
Level 1 in Talent ID - The FA

Education
Bachelor's Degree in Translation and Interpretation - University of Granada (Spain), 2015
Master's Degree in Soccer Coaching Education - Ohio University, 2022


Contact
[email protected]
517-402-3139



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