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Costanzo Named Men’s Soccer Head Coach at George Mason

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Costanzo Named Men’s Soccer Head Coach at George Mason

Costanzo Named Men’s Soccer Head Mentor at George Mason

4/29/2022 9:10:00 AM

PITTSBURGH – Pitt men’s soccer assistant coach Rich Costanzo has approved a place to turn into the new head coach of the George Mason University men’s soccer method, as declared by university officials Friday, April 29.
 
“Congratulations to Prosperous, he is organized diligently for this option,” mentioned head mentor Jay Vidovich. We will drastically overlook Rich at Pitt as he has been these kinds of a important component in the advancement and results of our Soccer software. Profitable is a portion of Rich’s DNA and he has a wonderful football IQ. He understands the lifestyle of a successful crew, and will do a huge job mentoring, teaching, and motivating his players. I search ahead to viewing George Mason Soccer return to thriving ways.”
 
Costanzo, who joined the Panthers personnel in July of 2017, completed his fifth year as assistant coach in December in a year that observed the staff make its second consecutive Elite 8 look and second straight ACC Coastal Division Championship. Since Costanzo’s arrival, he has assisted Pitt compile a 55-37-5 ledger which includes a faculty report 16 wins in 2020-21. 
 
In his 5 several years as assistant, he has aided the Panthers in earning a few NCAA Event appearances, an ACC Championship Match look, and a rating of No. 1 in the region in October of 2020. 
 
Costanzo helped coach the again line of defense that quickly became one of the finest in the ACC, viewed as school soccer’s hardest meeting. The Panther back again line all through the NCAA Higher education Cup operate in 2021 incorporated Jasper Loeffelsend, Bryce Washington, Arturo Ordonez and Raphael Crivello. Underneath the direction of Costanzo, Washington signed a homegrown contract with Atlanta United, Ordonez was picked 39th overall to Houston and Loeffelsend 81st overall to Actual Salt Lake in the 2022 MLS SuperDraft. 
 
A Pittsburgh native and Thomas Jefferson Significant School alum, Costanzo graduated from the College of Maryland in 2008 though also successful a nationwide championship in that exact season. He was tabbed on the All-Higher education Cup group and obtained the Coaches Award from head coach Sasho Cirovski for his motivation and commitment to the group.

 

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