Dino PerriPlayer Category

    Dino began and played the majority of his youth soccer for Saltfleet while also playing for Hamilton Sparta and Dundas.   During this time Dino represented the Ontario Provincial team at the U16 and U17 levels, capturing a national championship on both occasions.

    Dino attended Cardinal Newman high school and was an integral part of 3 city championship teams.  During this time the teams also ended the season with an OFSAA silver and gold medal.  Following high school, he enrolled at Brock University and played varsity soccer for the Badgers.  Here he earned OUAA all-rookie team, 2 OUAA all-stars, and 3 team MVP awards.  Mainly known as a goalkeeper, Dino played his last 2 seasons at Brock as a striker, notably scoring a goal during a playoff game, then going in goal to stop 4 penalties during the shootout.

    Dino’s professional career began with the Hamilton Steelers of the CSL.  For 5 seasons he worked his way from a backup keeper, to starter and one of the top keepers in the league his last 2 seasons. A major highlight for this time was being chosen for the all-star team that played against AC Milan.  Following the demise of the CSL, Dino moved on to play semi-professionally for St. Catharines Roma for 10 seasons, where his game flourished.  His teams won 10 trophies during that time.  Dino was chosen as an all-star on several occasions representing the league in games against many top European clubs.  He also played one year of professional indoor soccer splitting a season between the Buffalo Blizzard and Toronto Shooting Stars.

    While playing in St. Catharines, Dino began his coaching career doubling first as an assistant coach, then as a head coach for two seasons each, all the while still playing.  As a head coach his team won the Triple Crown – league, league cup and playoffs on one occasion.  As a high school teacher Dino coached at St. Thomas More for 15 years, appearing in 11 consecutive championships and winning 8 of them, as well as claiming one OFSAA Bronze.  Currently, Dino is the head coach of McMaster University where he has been at the helm for the past 8 seasons turning them into one of the top programs in the country.  During his tenure the team has captured 3 provincial titles and participated in the national championships 5 times, narrowly missing the gold with a silver medal in 2014.

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