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  Nino Berticelli
Nino Berticelli
Player Profile
Position:
Assistant Coach

Experience:
First Season

Alma Mater:
Notre Dame '99

Although a new face to the Irish coaching staff this season, first-year assistant Nino Berticelli is certainly no stranger to the Notre Dame men's soccer program. The son of late Irish head coach Mike Berticelli, who coached at Notre Dame from 1990-99, Nino has been part of the Notre Dame men's soccer family for the last 10 years.

The 1999 University of Notre Dame graduate is one of two first-year assistants to join head coach Chris Apple's staff. Berticelli was a goalkeeper on the Irish squad from 1996-98 and was a member of the '96 team which captured the BIG EAST tournament title en route to a 14-7-2 record. That campaign proved historic as the Irish advanced to the second round of NCAA tournament after upsetting second-seeded UNC Greensboro 1-0 on the road. That win also marked the school's first-ever NCAA tournament victory.

Berticelli will work primarily with the Irish goalkeepers and will assist with daily team training and match preparation. In addition, he will coordinate team travel, scouting and recruiting and serve as director of the goalkeeping camp at Notre Dame.

Berticelli was a prep standout for St. Joseph High in South Bend, Ind., where he helped his team capture the 1992 state championship and served as team captain in 1995. He also was actively involved with the Junior Irish Club Soccer program in the Michiana area.

Currently, Berticelli coaches a youth team with the Junior Irish boys' soccer club and serves as the club's goalkeeping trainer.

Born April 2, 1977, Berticelli received his bachelor of arts in sociology.

"I could not be more pleased with the addition of Nino Berticelli to the men's soccer coaching staff at the University of Notre Dame," Apple says.

"The experience Nino gained as a Notre Dame student-athlete will certainly prove invaluable to our program. He also brings with him a wealth of expertise in the area of goalkeeping training. More than all this, though, Nino's love, loyalty and dedication for Notre Dame and its men's soccer program is unparalleled."

Event Calendar

Delta

March 13
11:00 AM
Columbus Crew
Obetz, Ohio (Obetz Training Field)
March 19
12:30 PM
Michigan State
Pontiac, Mich. (Ultimate Soccer Arenas)
March 19
2:10 PM
Oakland
Pontiac, Mich. (Ultimate Soccer Arenas)
April 2
2:00 PM
DePaul
Notre Dame, Ind. (Old Alumni Field)
April 2
3:45 PM
Western Michigan
Notre Dame, Ind. (Old Alumni Field)
April 9
7:00 PM
Indiana
Fort Wayne, Ind. (D'Arcy Stadium)
April 16
10:00 AM
Bethel Ind.
TBA
April 16
5:00 PM
Kentucky
Indianapolis, Ind. (Grand Park)
April 22
7:30 PM
Mexico U-20 National Team
Notre Dame, Ind. (Alumni Stadium)
April 23
2:00 PM
Alumni Game
Notre Dame, Ind. (Alumni Stadium)

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