Fred Dikranian enters his 10th season with the USF men’s soccer program and has been instrumental in assisting head coach George Kiefer in building one of the nation's premier college soccer programs.
The Bulls have advanced to seven NCAA Tournaments with Dikranian serving as an assistant under head coach George Kiefer, including two trips to the Elite Eight in 2008 and 2011and another to the Sweet 16 in 2007.
USF has also won two BIG EAST Red Division titles (2005 & 2011) and a BIG EAST Tournament title (2008) during Dikranian's nine year stint as an assistant coach.
Dikranian came to USF from Connecticut College where he was a former volunteer assistant coach following a stellar four-year run with the Camels. He capped off his collegiate career by being named team captain his senior year.
In 2004, Fred Dikranian followed his uncle Bob Dikranian to USF and served as a volunteer assistant with the Bulls, studying under his uncle and former Bulls’ assistant during the 2004 campaign. Dikranian took over for his uncle in 2005 and the 2013 campaign marks Dikranian’s ninth season as assistant coach with the Bulls. USF has compiled a mark of 95-42-27 under the assistance of Dikranian.
Since 2005, Dikranian has served as a director for Victory Soccer Development - a developmental youth soccer program in Tampa. Dikranian has also served as a youth coach at Black Watch soccer club and has worked with director of soccer operations, Jim DiNobile, in the advancement of competitive youth soccer in the Tampa Bay area.
Dikranian also runs and oversees the George Kiefer Soccer Camps that are put on every year by the USF soccer program.
From 2000-2004, Dikranian was involved with the Connecticut Junior Soccer Association (CJSA), working in the South Central Premier Club - directed by his uncle. He has worked with the club, coaching many groups during that time span. During this time he was also a member of the CJSA Olympic Development Program (ODP) State staff. While working for CJSA ODP, Dikranian coached various state teams and age groups. Twice he has helped guide state teams to ODP Regional Finals.
Dikranian holds a USFF National “A" coaching license.
He earned his bachelor’s degree in mathematics with a minor in economics from Connecticut College (2004) and also holds a master’s degree in curriculum and instruction from USF (2008).
Dikranian resides in Brandon with his wife Karissa Dikranian.