A Long Island, N.Y., native who played collegiately at Rochester Institute of Technology, Guiliano excelled in club soccer against ethnic Long Island teams. He was stationed at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, where he retired in 1989, and initially was an area soccer official.
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He succeeded Kevin Lewis as the Beavers’ head coach with a goal of breaking through the area’s two best boys programs of that era, Centerville and Northmont.
Beavercreek boys soccer took off the last decade, advancing to the Division I state final four in six seasons since 2008. Twice a D-I state runner-up, Beavercreek completed a 22-0-2 season in 2017 by
winning a D-I state championship
“The group of kids we’ve had going through every year set high standards for themselves and have done a great job of achieving their goals,” Guiliano said. “The kids have done the things that have been required as the game has matured over the years.”
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Guiliano-led Beavercreek teams also won 17 Western Ohio League or Greater Western Ohio Conference titles, 12 district and seven regional championships.
Beavercreek girls soccer coach Steve Popp was named the United Soccer Coaches 2018 High School/Youth Girls' National Coach (large school) of the Year in January. The Beavercreek girls were 24-0-0 last season and
won the D-I state championship
Popp ranks No. 3 all-time among Ohio’s winningest girls soccer coaches (397-118-64) and took over the Beavers in 1999 after previously coaching at Bellbrook and Wayne.
“We’ve built what we think is a great program for the high school, men and women,” said Guiliano.
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• Paul Holliday has been promoted to head coach of the Dayton Christian boys soccer team after four seasons as a Warriors assistant. A DC grad, he succeeds Neill Craft, who was named head coach at Fairmont. Dayton Christian is an established D-III Southwest District power and placed runner-up in the state last season.
Craft succeeds Dave Kozlowski, who guided the Firebirds the last three seasons.