The Medicine Hat College (MHC) Rattlers and the Medicine Hat Soccer Association (MHSA) are pleased to announce that Robert Cavicchia, from Toronto, Ontario, has been hired as the next head coach of the Rattlers men's and women's soccer/futsal teams. He will also take on the role of executive director for the MHSA.
Robert, who has a Master of Science – Sport Management from Niagara University (NU) in New York State comes to Medicine Hat from NU where he was an assistant coach at the Division One School. Coach Cavicchia was also a four year starter in NCCA Division One at Syracuse University.
Robert has experience, at the club level, as academy director, board member and soccer coach for the York Jets Soccer Club in Toronto.
"Rattlers athletics is very happy to work in partnership with the Medicine Hat Soccer Association to welcome Robert Cavacchia as the next Rattlers men's and women's soccer and futsal coach. Robert comes with great playing and coaching experience at the NCAA level, and we are excited to have him lead our program," says Terry Ballard, manager of sport and wellness and MHC. "Robert has a great ability to communicate and work with student athletes to become the best they can be in academics, athletics and citizenship"
A sentiment that Jeff Vangen, president of MHSA also expresses.
"MHSA joins MHC in welcoming Robert as our new executive director. Not only does Robert bring his experience as a technical director and head coach in a youth sport organization in Toronto, but he also has a strong playing and educational background in sport management. Robert is a great role model for our youth, and adult athletes, and we are excited to work with him to deliver on our strategic priorities."