Dante was born and raised on Vancouver Island, and has long been developing his coaching abilities and collecting many titles over the past 20 years.In his early years of soccer Dante enjoyed much success as a key player with teams like Gorge FC of the VISL and Victoria United FC of the PCSL and went on to coach both those teams to several championships.
He was honored as the top coach in British Columbia by the BC Soccer Association in 2002 and feels his success is due to his passion and love for the game.
For the past 3 years Dante has been a full time staff coach with the British Columbia Soccer Association where he has been the manager of District Development Centres and Grassroots in the Province, as well as a staff coach with the CSA National Training Centre West. He has his National “A” Certification as well as his Coaching Instructor BCSA.
– Predator academy 2002-present (head coach)
– KU assistant TD 09-present
– OKM Soccer Academy 2009-present (head coach)
As a Player: – Select Soccer U12 -U17
– in the USL Super Y League in 2001-2004 in Pacific Northwest Region for the Okanagan Predators. Attended National Finals in 2004 representing Pacific Northwest in Orlando Florida.
– for the BC Provincial team at U16/02-03, U17/03-04
– attended US ODP tournaments in McMinville, Oregon with BC team 2003 and 2004
– for Mens U21 Metro team Surrey United (Div 1) in 03/04
– with English 2nd divison club Doncaster Rovers Football Club in 2004.
– played and trained with youth team and reserve side as an apprentice.
– in PCSL in summer of 05 for Okanagan Challenge