Armand Dikranian heads in to his second season as a member of the USF coaching staff for the 2013 season.
Dikranian was hired as an assistant and joined the USF women’s soccer program for the 2012 season.
Dikranian joins USF after one season as the top assistant with Southern Connecticut State. Dikranian served with head coach Adam Cohen on all matters pertaining to the program, including but not limited to: on-field instruction, technological instruction, scouting, recruiting and student-athlete academic monitoring.
Dikranian joins USF with a great soccer background, as his uncle Bob Dikranian, is a former SCSU men’s soccer coach, six-time NCAA National Champion, and two-time National Coach of the Year. Armand’s brother Fred is an assistant to USF’s men’s soccer program.
Prior to joining the SCSU, Dikranian spent four seasons as an assistant men’s soccer coach at the University of Bridgeport, a stretch in which the program accumulated a 43-22-11 overall record. The Purple Knights recorded at least 10 wins in each of the four seasons, advancing to the conference tournament playoffs every year, and the NCAA Tournament once.
Dikranian played collegiately at Fairfield University in 2005, a year that saw the Stags post a 13-4-3 overall record. That year, the Stags were MAAC conference regular season champions and nationally ranked in the top-25 for a majority of the season.
Dikranian earned a bachelor’s degree in biology with a minor in mathematics from Fairfield. He then earned a master’s degree in secondary education at the University of Bridgeport.
He also has teaching experience at Trinity Catholic Middle School in Stamford, Conn.
Additional experience includes that as a Connecticut Junior Soccer Association Olympic Development Program coach and as a CJSA Coaching Education instructor. He currently serves as a coach with South Central Premier, and is responsible for the distribution of the club’s player development resource programs. Dikranian was also a director for Victory Soccer School and a former girls' varsity soccer coach at Shepaug Valley High School (Conn.).
Dikranian also holds a National Youth License and a USSF C License.
Dikranian hails from Baldwin, N.Y. and now lives in Tampa, Fla.