Friday, May 11, 2007

USL Coaches: Chris Agnello

Next on my list of coaches is Chris Agello, a coach with some deep Utah roots. He enjoyed a lot of success in what’s now the USL2 with the Utah Blitzz—winning two league championships, five conference titles, and being named Coach of the Year in 2002. His five year record was 64-21-11.

Utah Blitzz
Year League Regular Season Playoffs Open Cup
2000 USL D-3 Pro League 2nd, Western Conference Finals Did not qualify
2001 USL D-3 Pro League 1st, Western Champion 2nd Round
2002 USL D-3 Pro League 1st, Western Semifinals 2nd Round
2003 USL Pro Select League 1st, Western Semifinals 2nd Round
2004 USL Pro Soccer League 1st, Western Champion 3rd Round

Following his success with the Blitzz, Agnello served as an assistant coach with RSL in 2005. He then moved on to a Coach/GM role for the USL1 Portland Timbers. He didn’t fare as well there, lasting only one season, and posting a 7-15-6 record before resigning.

According to his bio at the RSL website,

Agnello was the first coach in the USL to achieve both the national title and the regular season championship.

I don’t know what Chris Agnello is doing now—google hasn’t helped much, can you?

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Chris is currently enrolled in the Executive MBA program at the University of Utah and I believe he works for Ken Garff or one of his charities.