Get To Know Coach Gabriel:
WHAT IS YOUR COACHING EXPERIENCE?
I coached for 8 years in Argentina and 10 years in USA ranging from ages up to 16's. I coached the 12UA team for Fortitude last season.
HOW LONG HAVE YOU BEEN A PART OF THE FORTITUDE FAMILY?
This will be my 2nd season!
WHAT IS YOUR PLAYING EXPERIENCE?
I played in Argentina for 8 years. 4 years in HS and 4 years in college at UNR (Universidad Nacional de Rosario) in 2000 with a Masters in Computation (Systems Analyst of Computer).
WHERE ARE YOU FROM? WHAT STATES HAVE YOU LIVED IN?
I was born and raised in Argentina. Moved to USA in 2002, lived in California for 3 years and Arizona ever since.
ARE YOU MARRIED? DO YOU HAVE ANY KIDS?
Yes and yes. My wife Lorena will be coaching with me this year with the 11UA. We have two girls who both play volleyball. Camila is playing at Ottawa University and Valentina would is playing at Providence Christian College.
WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE FOOD?
Empanadas from Argentina
WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE COFFEE DRINK?
WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE SPORT TO WATCH? (OTHER THAN VOLLEYBALL)
Soccer, Vamos Messi!!
WHAT DO YOU DO BESIDES VOLLEYBALL?
Play in a professional soccer league and sand volleyball with my family.
WHY DO YOU LOVE VOLLEYBALL?
I like to see how the kids grow throughout the season and have passion for the sport I love, not only as a player but most importantly how they develop better character to become successful individuals in the future. As a coach, I believe discipline and teamwork are the keys to success.