|| Barry Bimbi
Barry Bimbi begins his fourth year as an assistant women's soccer coach at the University of Pittsburgh.
Bimbi has compiled a diverse coaching background and owns a combined 13 years of experience as an NCAA Division I coach at three institutions including Pitt, Marquette and St. Francis (Pa.).
"It is an honor to have Barry here at Pitt," Head Coach Sue-Moy Chin said. "He has contributed immensely to our field development, reinforces my message out to the players and has worked with their technical abilities. Our team is better because of what he has done."
Prior to joining the Panthers, Bimbi served as a coaching staff member for the FC Milwaukee soccer club, one of the premier programs in Wisconsin. Bimbi guided the Under-16 boys team to a third-place national tournament finish as well as the Regional II championship title. That same year, he helped guide the Under-15 girl's team to a state title.
Bimbi worked as an assistant coach with the Marquette University men's soccer program for four seasons from 2002-05. While at Marquette, he served as the program's recruiting coordinator, oversaw player development and coordinated academic activities. In 2002, the Golden Eagles earned the No. 1 seed in the Conference USA Tournament. Bimbi also served as academic coordinator for the program and established a summer camp at the school.
Prior to his tenure at Marquette, Bimbi spent six years as the assistant men's soccer coach at his alma mater, St. Francis University in Loretto, Pa. from 1996-2002. He helped lead the Red Flash to the program's first-ever back-to-back winning records in Northeast Conference play in both 2000 and 2001. In addition, he played a key role in recruiting, coordinated fundraising for the program and oversaw the Red Flash summer camps.
Bimbi has coached several Olympic Development teams and served as the Director of Coaching for the Keystone Soccer Club from 1996-2002. He earned his USSF "A" license in January, 2005.
As a player at St. Francis (1990-93), Bimbi earned four All-NEC honors including First Team honors as a junior in 1992. He led the conference in scoring as a freshman, led the team to its first-ever winning conference record as a junior and served as team captain for three seasons. As a senior, he was honored with the distinguished J. Irving Walley Award which is annually presented to the top male athlete at St. Francis. Bimbi graduated from St. Francis with a business management degree in 1994.
THE BARRY BIMBI FILE
Hometown: Pittsburgh, Pa.
Education: Bachelor of Science-Business Management, St. Francis (Pa.), 1994.
Family: Wife Melissa, four-year old son A.J.
Coaching Career: Assistant Women's Soccer Coach, University of Pittsburgh, 2007-present; Staff Coach, FC Milwaukee, 2006-07; Assistant Men's Soccer Coach, Marquette University, 2002-05; Assistant Men's Soccer Coach, St. Francis (Pa.) University, 1996-2002; Director of Coaching, Keystone Soccer Club, 1996-2002.
Playing Career: St. Francis (Pa.), 1990-93.