Girls Director of Coaching / U19 WhiteHead Coach Team Boca Blast
Beginning February, 2009, Rocky Orezzoli became our Girls Director of Coaching. In this his 23rd year with Team Boca, Coach Rocky brings vast experience to the newly created position which puts him at the helm of the daily on-field activities of our girls program. At one time or another Rocky has coached just about every age girl’s team in our program. Coach Rocky was formerly the Lynn University Women’s Head Coach for ten years. Just the second person ever to hold such a position, Orezzoli assumed control of the LU women’s program in 1998 after serving as an assistant coach the previous five seasons. He produced immediate results, leading the Fighting Knights to the 1998 NCAA Division II National Title and has led Lynn to a very impressive winning record since. Besides coaching and training various teams with our program, Coach Rocky will now also be the Head Coach of our new WPSL Pro-Am team, the Team Boca Blast, which will begin competition in the spring of 2012.
A native of Queens, N.Y. who spent time on Long Island before moving to Florida at an early, age, Orezzoli played his high school soccer at Piper High School in Sunrise before attending Florida Atlantic University where he played four years of soccer. Playing both as a midfielder and defender, Orezzoli became the school’s first-ever four-year letter winner in men’s soccer. A 1989 FAU grad with a bachelor’s degree in accounting, Orezzoli then passed the Certified Public Accountant’s examination. Since graduating from FAU, Orezzoli has been involved in women’s soccer at nearly every level. He served as the head girl’s soccer coach at Boca Raton’s St. Andrew’s Prep for six years before taking over the program at Spanish River for five seasons, putting together an impressive 128-14-7 while leading the Sharks. His teams won five district titles and made three Final Four appearances, winning state titles in 1996 and 1997. He earned a number of awards during his stay at Spanish River, earning numerous Coach of the Year honors in the process.
Rocky has a US Soccer Federation National Coaching license and is certainly one of the most experienced and respected coaches in the state.