Johnson & Wales - Providence

Johnson & Wales - Providence Athletics
8 Abbott Park Place Providence, RI 02903
Division 3 Rhode Island Northeast
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Chris Flint

Each year Chris Flint moves the Johnson & Wales University women's soccer team closer to a GNAC Championship. Going into his fourth season, Flint's team only has one more hurdle to climb after a spot in the 2017 championship game.

During his tenure at Johnson & Wales, Flint has compiled a 43-15-5 record. On September 30, 2017, he recorded his 200th career victory when the Wildcats defeated Mount Ida, 5-0.

Flint was hired in the spring of 2015 and had an immediate impact on the program as he was named 2015 GNAC Coach of the Year. During his first season with the Wildcats, they finished 12-8-1 and seven players earned All-GNAC honors. The team was picked seventh in the GNAC coaches pre-season poll, but exceeded expectations to finished second with a 9-1-1 record.

In his second year at JWU, Flint led the program to a 15-3-3 record, including a school-record 10-match winning streak. Colleen Lynch was named GNAC Rookie of the Year and Goalkeeper of the Year. Senior Nadine Simpson picked up GNAC Defender of the Year and was selected First-Team All-New England by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America.

Year-three culminated with the team's first GNAC title game appearance since 2005. The Wildcats ended the year with a 16-4-1 record that included a 10-1 conference mark. JWU won two major conference awards as Kali Trunca picked up GNAC Defender of the Year and Olivia Cairrao earned GNAC Rookie of the Year. Trunca, Cairrao and Deja Hursey were all named All-New England by the United Soccer Coaches.

Flint came to Johnson & Wales after coaching 15 seasons at Bryant University. While at Bryant, Flint coached numerous All-Conference and All-Region players as well as three NSCAA All-Americans.

He led Bryant to three NCAA Tournament appearances (2001, 2006, 2007) and was twice named Northeast 10 Conference and NSCAA Region Coach of the Year (2001 & 2007). During the 2007 season, the Bulldogs won a school-record 17 matches.

Prior to Bryant, Flint was the head women's soccer coach for Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts from 1996-99. In 23 years of coaching, he has a 207-186-37 record.

Flint holds the following coaching licenses: United Soccer Coaches National, Advanced National and Premier Diploma’s. He also served on the USC New England Region ranking committee for the past three seasons.

Flint graduated in 1992 from Colby College and earned his Master’s Degree from Springfield College in 1995.

He resides in East Greenwich, RI with his wife Karen and their two sons Andrew, and Tucker.

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Johan Giraldo

Johan joined the Wildcats women's soccer staff as an assistant coach in the summer of 2015.

He started his coaching career at Barrington High School as the boy's assistant varsity coach from 2011-2014. He began working with Bruno United FC U12-U15 boy's as the head coach in 2012. Along with Bruno, he currently works as a personal trainer for Total Futbol Training.

He has certifications with NSCAA including the National and Advanced National Diploma's as well as Level 1 & 2 Goalkeeping Diploma.

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