The head coach of Canada’s Military National Team, Plada holds a Canadian A National License and a coaching resume that spans over two decades. Plada became the head coach of the men's soccer program ahead of the 2023 season.
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.