Box Hill United - Major Announcement - Senior Men's Coaches

October 4, 2018

After a robust and intense selection process Box Hill United is pleased to announce the following appointments for season 2019.


Senior Men’s Head Coach – Mr Con Karagiannidis

Senior Men’s Assistant Coach – Mr Michael Calandrella


The duo have worked closely together for many years, most recently with NPL Club Pascoe Vale SC, and bring a wealth of coaching experience and knowledge to BHU.


Throughout the process Con has displayed and demonstrated strengths in coaching, communication and planning as well as a clear vision of his football philosophy which aligns with the strategy and vision of Box Hill United.  Through his work as part of the elite coaching set up, along-side the highly respected Vitale Ferrante, at Pascoe Vale, Con has demonstrated an ability to assist in the development and transition of footballers from the youth ranks into the senior system whilst at the same time producing impressive results on the park at the highest level of Football in Victoria.  Con has also had coaching stints at Oakleigh Cannons, Sunshine George Cross and Port Melbourne prior to his time at Pascoe Vale.


Michael comes to Box Hill United having just completed an NPL Championship title winning season as head coach of the Pascoe Vale U20 men’s team.  His ability to identify young talent and help them transition into Senior footballers is a key strength that has stood out.


Both men are well aware of the long history of our club and have stated how excited they are to be welcomed into the Box Hill United family and be given the opportunity to lead this great football club in 2019 and beyond.


The committee would like to congratulate both Con and Michael on their respective appointments and look forward to what promises to be a hugely exciting 2019 season.



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