2012 IHF Trophy Tournament: USATH announces coach selections for upcoming event in Mexico City

Aug. 23, 2012, 12 a.m. (ET)
USA Team Handball announced today the selection of the following individuals to lead women’s U19 (players born in 1993 and younger) and men’s U20 (players born in 1992 and younger) teams for upcoming 2012 IHF Trophy Tournament (North Region) in Mexico City, Mexico, November 6 to 11, 2012:
  • Women’s Lead Coach – Julio Sainz, CA
  • Women’s Assistant Coach – Robert Michalik, NJ
  • Head of Delegation (Women) – Malgorzata Gunka, IL
  • Men’s Lead Coach – Mika Maunula, CA
  • Men’s Assistant Coach – Attila Agoston, CO
  • Head of Delegation (Men) – Michael Hinson, CA

All selected coaches hold or will have current USATH Level 1 or 2 coaching certifications prior to teams’ departure date.

Players’ selection is already under way and will be announced shortly. USATH lead and assistant coaches will work with local/regional team/club coaches to confirm that all interested players, who submitted their applications but set due date (25 girls and 44 boys), receive fair chance of making the teams.