In his 20th season as the only coach in the history of Texas A&M soccer, head coach G Guerrieri has built the Texas A&M program from scratch into one of the elite programs in the nation.
Coach G's Aggies have consistently been ranked in the national top 25 while attracting some of the top soccer players in the world to College Station.
His A&M teams have advanced to the NCAA Tournament for 17 straight seasons, dating back to 1995, and have made 10 trips to the NCAA "Sweet Sixteen" and four to the "Elite Eight." Very few programs in the country have seen that level of consistent national success for such a long stretch.
Under Guerrieri's watch, A&M has posted an overall record of 319-96-23 (.755) and a 121-25-10 (.856) mark in Big 12 competition. He has posted a career record of 335-108-23 (.744) in 20 seasons as a collegiate head coach.
Guerrieri has led the Aggies to 12 Big 12 regular season and tournament titles, including eight trophies in the last eight years, making his program the most successful in the Big 12.
During his tenure at A&M, Guerrieri has developed Ellis Field into one of the premier college soccer venues in the nation. What began as a facility with just a strip of land on A&M's west campus in 1994 has turned into a stadium second-to-none that hosted its third NCAA Women's College Cup in 2009. The former Aggie Soccer Stadium was upgraded to Ellis Field in the summer of 2011 with new VIP seating, fan amenities and a grand plan to add a roof over seating within the next year to make the venue one of the best in collegiate soccer.
With Guerrieri at the helm, Texas A&M has established one of the greatest college soccer atmospheres in the country. The Aggies ranked in the top two in home attendance from 2002-09 (records stop in 2009), including the nation's top attendance in 2003, 2004, 2006 and 2007 (averaging nearly 3,400 per home game in 2006). Furthermore, Guerrieri's teams have won 86 percent of their home matches since the Aggie Soccer Stadium opened in 1994.
Not only have Guerrieri's teams fared well on the field, but all of the student-athletes that have completed their playing careers for him at A&M have either graduated or are on schedule to graduate. In so doing, the team has annually maintained a team GPR above 3.0.
Guerrieri is a member of both the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) and the United States Soccer Coaches Program. In addition, he holds an NSCAA Advanced National Coaching diploma and a USSF "A" coaching license and is the former head coach of the South's amateur team in the U.S. Soccer Festival. He served as the Division I Chair of women's soccer for the NSCAA from 1996-2002, guiding NCAA women's soccer through its greatest period of expansion.
A native of Chicago, Guerrieri was raised in the Dallas area (Richardson), where he played for the powerful Sparta Blue club team that won five NDCCSA Classic League Championships and two U-19 State Cup Championships. Guerrieri also captained the J.J. Pearce High School soccer team as a goalkeeper.
Following high school, he continued his playing career at the University of Tulsa. As team captain of the Golden Hurricane, he was honored as the team MVP in 1982 and was named to the 1981 All-Midwest team. During his career, he set most of the school's team and individual defensive records; the majority of which he still holds.
Following his graduation from Tulsa, Guerrieri served as an assistant coach for the men's programs at Tulsa (1985) and North Texas (1987 and 1990), and as the assistant men's coach and head women's coach at Rollins College (1986). Before coming to College Station, Guerrieri served as head coach for both the men's and women's soccer teams at Hardin-Simmons University and Richland College. His Hardin-Simmons women's team was the 1988 NAIA national runner-up and the 1989 NAIA regional finalist, earning him the Met Life/NSCAA Region Coach of the Year honor. Guerrieri's 1991 and 1992 Richland teams frequented the NJCAA national top-10 rankings in both the men's and women's divisions, and he was twice named Regional Coach of the Year.
While the head coach at Richland, Guerrieri served the soccer community in various capacities, ranging from director of coaching for the Dallas Flame Soccer Club, to goalkeeper coach for the North Texas Soccer Association's Olympic Development Program (ODP) from 1990-92. He was also a key personality in the development of the NDCCSA Classic League Soccer Facility at Richland.
Guerrieri received his B.S. in education from Tulsa in 1985. Guerrieri and his wife, the former Terri Markham (A&M, 1987), have three children - a daughter, Emily (14), and two sons, Alan (10) and Conner (7).