Talks covered by this speaker
Conversations with Legends of Indoor Soccer - First Day
Categories covered by Hector
About this Speaker
Hector Marinaro concluded his 14th season as the head coach of the John Carroll University men's soccer program at the end of the 2019-20 season.
Marinaro, a former professional soccer player, was named to his current position on January 31, 2006.
In his 14 years in University Heights, Marinaro has accumulated an overall record of 175-82-29 (.663). In OAC play, his teams have a record of 91-23-12 (.770).
Marinaro is a 2005 inductee into the Greater Cleveland Sports Hall of Fame.
Career Accomplishments - 5 NCAA Tournament Appearances (2007, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019) - 4 OAC Tournament Championships (2007, 2016, 2018, 2019) - 4 OAC Regular Season Championships (2014, 2016, 2018, 2019) - 4 CoSIDA Academic All-American selections - 8 NSCAA All-Great Lakes Region selections - 68 All-OAC selections - 57 Academic All-OAC selections - 9 OAC Defender of the Year Award winners - 6 OAC Midfielder of the Year Award winners - 4 OAC Forward of the Year Award winners - 2 OAC Goalkeeper of the Year Award winners - 11 seasons with 10 or more wins
Coaching Career OAC Coach of the Year: 2016, 2018, 2019
2002-04: Cleveland Force Player / Assistant Coach
2016-17: Cleveland Freeze Head Coach
Playing Career - Marinaro had a 21-year professional playing career -- 16 of which were spent with Cleveland (Force & Crunch). - All-time leading scorer in Major Indoor Soccer League (MISL) history - 1,223 goals and 701 assists - Three-time NPSL Champion (1994, 1996, 1999) - Seven-time NPSL Most Valuable Player (later named the Marinaro Trophy) - 15-time MISL / NPSL All-Star - Nine-time MISL / NPSL scoring champion
A native of Mississauga, Canada, Marinaro also played nine seasons with the Toronto Blizzard of the Canadian Soccer League and was also a member of the Canadian National Team.
Personal Marinaro and his wife Jodi have two children, Jesse '18, and Janice. His brother Rob Marinaro is in his 17th season as the head coach of the women's soccer program at Kent State University.