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Pete Caringi
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Pete Caringi, UMBA Soccer Coach, Director of the ALL-Maryland Soccer Camp

Over the past half-century, the Baltimore metropolitan region has produced some of this nation’s top players and coaches at the amateur and professional levels. By virtue of UMBC’s historic run to the College Cup in the fall of 2014, Pete Caringi, Jr. has surely cemented himself atop the Mount Rushmore of that elite group of men and women.

 

Caringi became just the third head coach in the history of Retriever Athletics to reach the quarter-century mark in tenure when the 2015 Retrievers took the field. Caringi has built his UMBC record to 276-165-68. In 36 years as a collegiate coach, Coach Caringi has never suffered back-to-back sub-.500 seasons.

 

Caringi was a two-time All-American at the University of Baltimore (1976, 1977) and is the school’s all-time leading goal-scorer with 70 goals. Moreover, the Retriever mentor is 21st on the NCAA Division II all-time goals list and is 39th in scoring with 159 points. He captained the 1975 NCAA Division II national championship team and played for the Washington Diplomats of the North American Soccer League in 1978.

 

Caringi earned a bachelor’s degree from UB in 1978. He served a term on the Board of Directors of the NSCAA, the lone junior college representative on the board. He has also served on the NCAA South Atlantic Rating Board and the NCAA Men’s Soccer Selection Committee.

 

He and his wife, Susan, have two children, Christina, a 2011 UMBC graduate, and Pete III, who became UMBC's first-ever NSCAA Division First Team All-American after his senior campaign of 2013. Pete joined his father on the sidelines full-time in 2015, and serves as an assistant coach. Caringi holds a USSF “A” license and is a staff coach with the ODP under-23 squad. Twitter: @PeteCaringi