Nino Pilato Tour Director and Head Coach – Rochester, NY
Coach Pilato is the head coach at McQuaid Jesuit High School in Rochester, NY. Over the past 3 seasons at McQuaid he has compiled a record of 48-4-2, with a Section V and NY State Championship in 2017. The previous 17 years he was the Girls’ Varsity Head Coach Odyssey Academy in Greece, having Won Sectional Titles 8 times, in 2003, 2005, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2014. His teams have made four trips to the State Finals, winning it all in 2012. His dedication to his player’s overall development has been rewarded his being selected as coach of the year in Monroe County Division III 6 times, Section V Class AA, CC once, CCC once and Class B 3 times and Section V All-Greater Rochester Coach of the Year in 2005, 2012 and 2017. He was a four-year college starter and an All-American sweeper at Canisius College. After his college career ended he played four years of professional soccer both in Europe and the USA. Deciding it was time to settle down he began his teaching career as a physical education instructor in the Rochester City School District. He is married and has two children.
Bill Rich - Vestal, New York
Coach of the National Championship Team
Broome Community College for 2007, 2008 and 2016
National Soccer Coach of the Year 2007!
Bill Rich is the Head Women’s Soccer coach at Broome Community College since 1997 where his teams have recorded a 319-79-13 record, 14 MSAC Conference Championships. 5 Regional Championship, 3 National Championships! Coach Rich’s teams have also produced 31 All Americans in the last 20 years plus numerous All-Region Players and many All-Conference Players including the National Player of the Year in 2007.
Coach Rich was awarded our Nation’s highest Soccer Award “NJCAA National Coach of the Year in 2007.”
For a better part of his life, Bill has been training and coaching teams with great success. Recently he has been awarded Conference "Coach of the Year', 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2012, 2013, 2015 and 2016 Regional "Coach of the Year" 1998, 2002, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2015 and 2018. He has also been a New York State West ODP State Coach for U17 girls four years, Binghamton District ODP Coach 7 years. Before becoming Head Coach at SUNY Broome, he coached in the Vestal High School System for seven years. He holds an NSCAA Regional Diploma, an NSCAA National Diploma, and a USSF "C" Lifetime license. Bill has been a EuroSports representative and has traveled to Europe with his Section IV teams for the past 27 years.
Mike Balducci -The Founder of EuroSports Network - Rochester, NY
The Founder of EuroSports Network - Rochester, NY
Mike Balducci was the head soccer coach at Greece Arcadia and at Greece Athena High School. During his years in Greece, his teams won 12 league titles. Coach Balducci compiled a record of 274-52-43, winning seven Section V titles, four trips to the state finals with two state championships. And with his roots originating in Italy, Mike Balducci knows the in’s and out’s of Europe and European soccer. The All County Soccer Team program started in 1987. Each year Mike has sent many young athletes to Europe, in close cooperation with European Soccer Foundations and Soccer Clubs. Coach Balducci is a Member of Section V Soccer Hall of Fame and the New York State Hall of Fame.
Our Tours Combine unparalleled learning experiences of European touring with the excitement of challenging your soccer skills against some of Europe’s finest soccer talent just begin to describe the "Once in a Lifetime" experience, our tours provide. Build timeless memories you will treasure the rest of your life. Memories that you will share with family and friends. Meet and make new friends from your host countries. See in person sights you have only viewed in photographs. Train with the best local coaches as they tour with you and coach you in your European tournaments and friendly matches. Explore our photos and descriptions of prior tours to see what might await you on YOUR European Soccer Tour!