The Carleton Ravens are proud to announce Marcelo Plada as the new Head Coach Soccer Operations of the Carleton Ravens.
The current head coach of Canada’s Military National Team, Plada holds a Canadian A National License and a coaching resume that spans over two decades.
Marcelo is a decorated Lieutenant Colonel of the Royal Canadian Air Force. He holds a degree in Mechanical Engineering and Management from RMC and an Executive Masters of Business Administration from Royal Roads University.
“I am honoured to join the Carleton Ravens community and bring my global management experience, educational acumen, and proven track record of success,” expressed Plada. “I look forward to building upon the winning tradition established by our revered alumni, I am firmly committed to continuing upon your legacy of success.”
In addition to his international experience, Plada has also led youth and academy programs in Ottawa, Montreal, and Toronto; while working in the United States, he led programs in Macon, Georgia, and Tacoma, Washington.
“We are excited as a department to welcome Marcelo to the Ravens coaching staff,” said Director of High Performance Sport Kwesi Loney. “His experience as a player domestically and overseas in addition to his extensive coaching background will be invaluable to the players of our Men’s and Women’s Soccer program. We also look forward to the guidance and added value he will provide to our Summer and Jr Ravens Programs as we continue to find new ways to engage the youth in our community.”
Plada will officially join Carleton University on August 1 as the team prepares for its season opener on September 3, 2023, against the University of Toronto Varsity Blues.