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Tony Galeano

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Waldorf Soccer Club Director of Coaching (DOC) – Tony Galeano

 Biography

Tony Galeano grew up playing with Waldorf Soccer Club as early as 1983; and was a part of a Waldorf team that won two Maryland State Cups and another Waldorf team that lost the State Cup Finals.  Tony played high school soccer at Thomas Stone and won numerous championships, including being the first Southern MD soccer team to make it to the state finals.  As a senior, Tony was recruited by Clemson and Syracuse but chose to stay home and attend the College of Southern Maryland (CSM), where he was All Conference, All Region and All Mid East.  He then transferred to Wingate University on a full scholarship and was a captain and named Nike Presbyterian All-Tournament team and were ranked as high as #5 in the nation.  After college, he played professional in the USL First division for the Eastern Shore Sharks.  Tony also competed in multiple pro futsal tournaments in Portugal for Southern MD Futsal Club.

After college, Tony became a head coach at the CSM at the age of 25, where he was able to build a “national powerhouse” men’s program.  They won their conference 3 times and won their region 3 times and was voted men’s MD JUCO Coach of the year, 2002, 2005, 2006 and 2008.  He was named Region XX Division 1 College Coach of the Year award in 2003, 2005 and 2006 and 2007.  He went on to join the women’s staff at CSM with former Waldorf DOC, Adam Sanchez, as the Associate Head Coach and in his first season, they won the conference and in their second season, they won the conference, region, district and finished 8th at nationals. 

During this period he coached some very talented players at Waldorf SC (two national pool players and many ODP players).  Tony also spent three years coaching at Bethesda Soccer Club, where he worked alongside with Phillip Gyau and many other college coaches/former world cup players.  There, he worked with kids that are currently playing for our youth national teams and learned methods from coaching consultant, Pierro Labat of Bordeaux, France.  These methods helped develop world cup winners, such as Zinedine Zidane.  He also created their first futsal program and were able to win the USA National Championship in 2013 and won numerous state cup and regional championships.