Tomaz Marinelli, born in Sao Paolo, Brazil and raised in South Florida, joined the MNUFC Academy as the U17 Assistant Coach in 2023, while additionally serving as the Academy Strength and Conditioning Coordinator. Marinelli brings over five years of coaching and professional strength & conditioning experience – across both soccer and baseball – to the Loons Youth Development Program, having most recently spent the past two years as a Minor League Strength and Conditioning Coach with the Pittsburgh Pirates and Baltimore Orioles. Before his time in baseball, he spent time as soccer coaches at various levels at Alderson Broadus University from 2021-2022, IMG Academy in 2021 and Skagit Valley College from 2020-2021. Prior to 2020, Marinelli was an Assistant Coach for Lake Tahoe Community College’s men’s and women’s teams from 2018-2020 and Indian Hills Community College’s men’s squad from 2017-2018.
Marinelli graduated from the University of Iowa in 2016 and PennWest California in 2022, and holds a U.S. Soccer C-License. He is notably NSCA CPT® and CSCS® certified.