Giuliano Oliviero

Position: Head Coach
Hometown: Vancouver, British Columbia
Age: 39
Height: 6' 0"
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Giuliano Oliviero's Biography & Statistics

2014-15: Giuliano Oliviero begins his 24th professional soccer season in 2014, his 14th with the Wave, and his first as Head Coach after a decade of dominance as a midfielder/forward. Named to his new head coaching position in May 2014, Giuliano looks forward to leading the Wave into a new era in the MASL.

Bio: Giuliano Oliviero from Vancouver, British Columbia has had an illustrious career in North America, playing with the Canadian National, Olympic, Beach Soccer and Futsal teams along with eight outdoor and four indoor teams since debuting professionally in 1990.

Oliviero first joined the Milwaukee Wave in 1995, where he was runner up for Rookie of the Year, left the team in 1997, and rejoined in 2003. Since then the Assistant Player/Coach helped earn 3 Milwaukee Wave Championships, is Director of Coaching for SC Waukesha and MKE Wave Summer Soccer Camps.

Giuliano resides in Menomonee Falls, WI with his wife Tracy and children Xavier and Capri.

"This is a very exciting and proud day for my family and I, and I look forward to the challenge of coaching a team as talented as the Milwaukee Wave," said Head Coach Giuliano Oliviero. "I have been fortunate enough to be part of three Wave championship teams, and my immediate goal as Head Coach is bringing another title to this storied franchise. I would also like to take this opportunity to thank Mike Zimmerman, Sue Black, and the rest of the Wave organization for showing confidence in me as we help lead the Wave into the MASL and a new era of indoor soccer in Milwaukee"

Pro career: First began to play professional soccer with the Edmonton Brickmen in 1990. Four-time league all-star in his second stint with the Wave. Has at least 10 goals and 10 assists in each of his seven seasons since returning to the Wave in 2003-04. Sixth on the Wave's all-time goals scored list (151) and fifth on 2-point goals scored (108). Scored hat trick and added two assists in championship-clinching Game 2 of 2004-05 MISL Championship Series. Well-traveled vet has played with eight outdoor teams and four indoor teams since debuting professionally with outdoor A-League’s Edmonton Brickmen in 1990. Other outdoor teams were London Lazers, Winnipeg Fury, Vancouver 86ers, Montreal Impact, Staten Island Vipers, Toronto Lynx and Wave United. A-League Rookie of the Year in 1995. Runner-up for NPSL’s Rookie of the Year Award in 1995-96. Tallied 89 points with 24 assists for the Wave that year. Three MISL Championships with the Wave.

International career: Played for Canadian U-20 National Team in 1991 and 92, Canadian National Team (1995) and Canadian Olympic Team. Selected for Canadian national beach soccer team this summer.

College career: Led University of British Columbia to Canadian Intercollegiate Athletic Union national title in 1992 and runner-up finish in 1993.

Community: Director of Coaching for SC Waukesha, Head Varsity Boys Coach for Waukesha West High School. Site Director for Wave Summer Soccer Camps.

Personal: Giuliano lives in Menomonee Falls with wife Tracy and children Xavier and Capri. Giuliano Oliviero from Vancouver, British Columbia led University of British Columbia to Canadian Intercollegiate Athletic Union national title in 1992 and runner-up finish in 1993. Played for Canadian U-20 National Team in 1991 and 92, Canadian National Team (1995) and Canadian Olympic Team. Selected for Canadian national beach soccer team this summer. First began to play professional soccer with the Edmonton Brickmen in 1990. Four-time league all-star in his second stint with the Wave. Has at least 10 goals and 10 assists in each of his seven seasons since returning to the Wave in 2003-04. Sixth on the Wave's all-time goals scored list (151) and fifth on 2-point goals scored (108). Scored hat trick and added two assists in championship-clinching Game 2 of 2004-05 MISL Championship Series In 2009-10 he was named Second Team All-MISL and he reached milestone of 1000 career points. Director of Coaching for SC Waukesha, Head Varsity Boys Coach for Waukesha West High School. Site Director for Wave Summer Soccer Camps.

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