OUR OLYMPIANS FC STAFF

DANIEL OCHOA

President / Entrepreneur


MARCELO PIANA

Vice-president / Sports Director

Marcelo Piana comes to Olympians FC having 25 years in a professional soccer setting. Being signed at a young age, he has soccer experience in multiple cities and several countries. Marcelo is currently our General Manager and the club Vice President. These are two critical areas as we embark on this journey.

Marcelo has been in the valley since 2003 as he was brought in to play back then for the Arizona Sahuaros. As time passed, he has become a Phoenician. He has helped develop soccer here in the valley for multiple soccer clubs and as a head coach for a Junior College.

Marcelo is also the co-founder and president for the NXTLVL Sports Inc which is an agency that manages professional soccer players. The agency was established in June 2016.

As the agency grew and the need became greater, he established the NXTLVL Foundation which is a recognized 501 (c) 3. This foundation has given many kids the opportunities to play competitive sports by paying their fees or helping them with uniforms, cleats and equipment.

We are very excited to have Marcelo as part of our staff as he brings in such a great experience and connection to the valley.


ADRIAN GAITAN

Technical Director / Professional soccer coach

CONTACTO
Nacionalidad: Americano

FORMACIÓN ACADÉMICA
Oceanside High School (New York)
American University (Washington D.C.)
Idiomas: Inglés y español nativos

FORMACIÓN EXTRA ACADÉMICA
Licencia de Entrenador Nacional U.S.S.F. A Y B
Licencia UEFA En Europa: UEFA A Pro

PLAYING CAREER

1984-1985 High School (All American)
1985-1987 American University (All American)
1985-1988 U.S Youth Team (Participando en la Copa del Mundo Sub 20 de Chile)
1988-1990 Washington Stars (A.P.S.L)
1990-1991 NJ Eagles (A.P.S.L)
1991-1992 Aurillac F.C. (Segunda División en Bélgica)
1992-1995 Ft. Lauderdale (U.S. I.S.L)
1994-1997 LI Roughriders
1994– USISL All Stars
1995– National Champions

COACHING CAREER

1994-1996 1º Entrenador At Concordia College
1996-1998 1º Entrenador Staton Island Vipers
1998-2001 2º Entrenador L.I. Roughriders
2001-2004 1º Entrenador L.I. Academy(2001 Jugamos La Final Four)
2005-2010 1º Entrenador Alberstson Academy
2010-2014 D.O.C Albertson Academy D.A Program
2014-2015 1º Entrenador Brenes F.C. (España)
2015-2016 1º Entrenador Estrella F.C. (España)
2016-2017 1º Entrenador C.D. Alcala (España)
2017-2019 1º Entrenador San Roque de Lepe S.A.D.

REFERENCES

Juan Carlos Osorio Ex Selecionador México
Paul Riley 1º Entrenador N.C. Courage WPSL
John Kerr 1º Entrenador Duke University
Derek Armstrong 1ºentrenador U.S. Youth National Team
Moises Gomez General Manager C.D. Alcalá
Alejandro Ceballos Ex Entrenador R.C.R. Huelva
Antonio Rueda Entrenador Nacional en España


BERNARDO ARCE

Director of Athlete Performance

Bernardo has worked in Physical Therapy for over 14 years in Arizona and physically active in competitions such Ironman, marathons and all the sport’s world. He graduated as a licensed massage therapist and received numerous certifications such as the reformer one in pilates, Kinetic Chain training. He has been involved in baseball for over 30 years as a player, coach and trainer. He has helped developed several players reached the Majors such as Giovanny Gallegos, Sebastian Valle & Elizalde.


ROMAN RUBIO

Director of Projects

Roman Rubio is the founder of his own sports management agency and the only Mexican born certified agent by Major League Baseball Players Association. Roman was born in San Luis Rio Colorado, Sonora, Mexico and raised in San Luis, AZ. He played many sports at the high school and college level and excelled at the sport of baseball, where professional scouts also followed him. Unfortunately, due to injury he could no longer follow his dream of playing professional baseball. Mr. Rubio is an alumnus of Arizona State University and the University of Phoenix where he obtained his Masters of Business Administration. During his college career he gained a great deal of networking and sports management experience with fellow friends and ex-classmates such as UFC Heavyweight Champion Cain Velazquez, 2 time World and Caribbean series champion MLB pitcher Alfredo Aceves, and other elite athletes. Roman has also broad expertise dealing with televised marketing brands, endorsement and contract negotiations nationwide. Roman Rubio is bilingual in Spanish and English. His mission is to assist the professional athlete with their career goals while playing, planning for their future retirement, and being able to represent them as exemplary players.