Schilte-Brown Completes Staff With Favero

June 03, 2011
TAMPA - University of South Florida women's soccer coach Denise Schilte-Brown announced the hiring of Juan Pablo Favero as an assistant coach Friday morning.

"We are very excited to have JuanPa as a member of our staff," said Schilte-Brown. "He is a great addition to our program. His knowledge of the game and proven track record of success, having won everywhere he has been, will be tremendous assets for us."

Favero will work with the Bulls strikers along with having tactical input on offensive and defensive strategies. He replaces Adam Sayers, who left USF after two seasons to take the head coaching position at East Tennessee State. 

Favero brings 11 years of head coaching experience to USF with stops at Georgia College & State University, Newberry College and Missouri Baptist, where he coached the men's and women's programs for four seasons simultaneously. He has a combined overall record of 139-98-29.

As the head coach at Georgia College & State University for two seasons (2008-09), Favero led the Bobcats to a 23-9-9 record with an NCAA Division II Championship appearance in his first season.

Favero made an immediate impact in his first season at Georgia College, guiding the team to its finest season to date, including the first NCAA Tournament berth in program history. The Bobcats went 13-3-4, taking third in the Peach Belt Conference, and earning their first NSCAA National Rank, reaching as high as No. 19.

Favero had two players named to the NSCAA All-Southeast Region Team, a GCSU first, and added seven on the All-PBC Team, also the most in program history. The Bobcats gave up just 10 goals all season, for a paltry 0.48 GAA, and added NSCAA Academic and Ethics/Sportsmanship awards for the first time in GCSU history.

Prior to GCSU, Favero spent five seasons at Division II Newberry College. While at Newberry, Favero compiled a 40-37-13 mark over five seasons, setting school marks for career wins and winning percentage (.517). The 2007 squad finished 8-5-6, securing the best conference finish, second place, and best conference record, 4-2-1, in school history. The school has had five seasons with .500-or-better success, four of which came during the Favero era.

In 2004, Favero led the Lady Indians to numerous school records, including best overall record at 13-5-1. In only his second year at Newberry, Favero earned SAC Coach of the Year, Favero's third career conference coach of the year honor. Over his five seasons, the Indians garnered 15 all-conference player awards, including one honorable mention All-American.

Favero has a career-long pattern of taking programs from rags to riches, extending beyond the Lady Indians. He had a hand in renovating both the men's and women's soccer programs at Missouri Baptist University before he arrived at Newberry. While at Missouri Baptist, he led his teams to NAIA prominence and was awarded with the American Midwest Conference Coach of the Year honor for the men in 2001 and for the women in 2002, as both teams went from struggling to winning conference championships and earning national rankings.

Prior to his work at Missouri Baptist, Favero also helped rebuild the soccer program at his alma mater, Palm Beach Atlantic College. In 1994, he received his undergraduate degree with honors in international business and marketing and earned a Master's degree in counseling psychology from the school in 1997. While coaching at PBA, he also served as a guidance counselor and coach at a West Palm Beach high school.

Favero is a member of the United States Soccer Federation (USSF), from which he holds a National "A" coaching license, and the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA), from which he holds the Premier Diploma. He is also a member of the Association for Applied Sport Psychology (AASP), the Argentine Association of Sport Psychology (APDA) and has a Level 1 Psychology for Soccer Certificate from the English Football Association.

He has worked as a sport psychology consultant with the US Soccer Federation Coaching Schools, the NSCAA Coaching Schools, the River Plate Women's Soccer Club (Argentina), the Saint Louis University men's soccer team, the Thermo-King Corporation and the Carolina Elite Soccer Academy (CESA), amongst others. His most recent speaking engagements have been with the Argentine Coaching Schools (ATFA), and a personal forum for the Governor of Buenos Aires. He has also been involved in coaching and sports psychology with the Georgia and South Carolina Olympic Development Programs. 

Favero, originally from Argentina, is married to his high school sweetheart, Christie. The couple has three children, Alejo (12), Keila (10) and Malena (5).

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