Adrian Santrac

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Adrian Santrac (born 29 June 1958[1] in Adelaide, South Australia)[2] is an Australian soccer coach and former soccer player for Adelaide City and West Adelaide in the National Soccer League. When he retired from playing, he was assistant coach of West Adelaide Sharks in the men`s National Soccer League for 4 years after which he became head coach of the West Adelaide Sharks for two years. He was the assistant coach of the men`s Olympic football team from 1998 and into the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games and then head coach of the Australian women's national football team from November 2001 to December 2004 taking in the 2003 Women`s World Cup and 2004 Athens Olympic Games. He was also head coach of the Australian Women`s Youth Team in 2004 which competed in the U/19 Youth World Cup In Thailand.

Playing career[edit]

Santrac played 170 games in the National Soccer League.[3] He played for West Adelaide SC and Adelaide City FC.[4]

Coaching career[edit]

Santrac was involved with coaching the Australia national under-23 association football team in the lead up to the 2000 Summer Olympics.[4] He was officially named coach of the Australia women's national football team in November 2001.[4] In December 2004, he was replaced as the Australian women's national football coach by Tom Sermanni.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Persoglia, Tony; Stock, Greg. "Santrac, Adrian". Ozfootball.net. Retrieved 30 January 2014. 
  2. ^ "Football Federation South Australia 2011 Annual Report" (PDF). Football Federation South Australia. 2012. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2 March 2014. Retrieved 30 January 2014. 
  3. ^ "Football Federation SA - Hall of Fame - 2011 Inductees". Football Federation South Australia. 2011. Archived from the original on 13 January 2014. Retrieved 30 January 2014. 
  4. ^ a b c "Santrac Appointed Head Coach of AIS/Australian Women's Soccer Program". Australian Sports Commission. 29 November 2001. Archived from the original on 29 March 2011. Retrieved 30 January 2014. 
  5. ^ "Sermanni returns to coach Matildas". ABC News (Australia). Australian Broadcasting Corporation. 9 December 2004. Retrieved 30 January 2014.