Mario Hurdle

Academy Coach

Academy Coach
  • Earned his bachelor's degree for Longwood College, majoring in health and physical education, with a concentration on teaching and coach NK-12
  • 13th season as an assistant coach for Virginia Wesleyan College
  • Working toward certification in Special Education from Old Dominion University
  • Currently the head girls soccer coach at Kellam High School in Virginia Beach
  • Coaching background includes one year as an assistant at Longwood College, head coach at Virginia Beach Catholic High School, head boys coach at Kellam High School
  • Former head coach on the club level for the Azzurri U-19 Boys team of the Atlantic Soccer Club and the Beach Football Club
  • Holds a United States Soccer Federation "B" license, a National Soccer Coaches Association of America national diploma and advanced diploma
  • Holds a Premier License from the National Soccer Coaches Association of America and a "B" License from the United States Soccer Federation
  • Involved with the Virginia Olympic Development Program for the past eight years as a district evaluator and member of the state coaching staff
  • Played soccer in his native Naples, Italy, for five years; also played for Virginia Beach's Princess Anne High School, and for Old Dominion University for one year before finishing out with three years at Longwood College
  • Speaks Italian, French, and Spanish