RGV Barracudas Hire Martinez as new Head Coach
HIDALGO, Texas ---- The Rio Grande Valley Barracudas have hired Mexican national Genoni Martinez as their next Head Coach. Martinez is not a stranger to the MASL as he was a former player coach with the Monterrey Flash leading them to championship back in the 2015-2016 season defeating the Baltimore Blast.
Martinez has had well-travelled career in both the outdoor and indoor realms of soccer. In 1991 he became a member of Mexico’s U-17 team that participated in the World Cup in Italy making his debut against Australia losing 4-3.
In 2006, Martinez became a member of the Mexico beach soccer team that took 4th place in the CONCACAF Tournament in Costa Rica.
Martinez as an indoor soccer player has achieved many accolades such as defender of the year in the MISL for 2009-2010 season, as a member of La Raza de Monterrey. He has lead 5 different team to indoor soccer championship games. Genoni began his indoor career with the Wichita Wings during the 1996-97 season had stints in Philadelphia, Detroit, Monterrey, Harrisburg, Cleveland and St. Louis before returning to Monterrey for the 2007-08 season. In 15 seasons, he has played closed to 400 games and recorded closed to 900 points in his indoor soccer career.
Oscar Ruvalcaba Jr. the team General Manager stated “We wanted to make a splash hire and we did with Martinez. I feel that with Martinez’s experience will be a big plus and hope that it will lead to a major turnaround from last season. I would also like to thank Jorge Quiroz for his professionalism to the Barracudas organization. ”
A press conference will be announced at a later date to formally introduce Genoni Martinez to the public.
For more information on the Rio Grande Valley Barracudas, you can logon to www.barracudasfc.com or by calling (956) 843-5658 or (956) 293-7484.