January 10, 2012
Greater Binghamton Futbol Club president Bahij Kashou announced today that former GBFC assistant coach Al Mydlinski has been appointed as the team’s head coach for the 2013 NPSL season.
Mydlinski succeeds Hristos Dimitriou as head coach. Dimitriou stepped down as coach following the 2012 campaign, but will remain as a technical advisor for the team.
“Al was part of our first coaching staff last season,” noted Kashou. “As such they led our team to the league playoffs and we anticipate that he can continue to improve the play of our team this coming season.”
A native of Syracuse, Mydlinski is a graduate of both Wesleyan (CT) and Binghamton Universities.
He began his coaching career in 1978-80 as assistant coach at BU under current GBFC general manager Tim Schum.
In 1980 he began a 29-year career as head boy’s varsity coach at Susquehanna Valley High School where his career accomplishments included 309 wins, three Section IV titles, one Southern Tier Athletic Conference title and 11 STAC Division Titles.
Beginning in 1982, Mydlinski served in several youth coaching capacities. Included in his resume are stints as New York State West head coach and director of coaching, USYSA course instructor, regional staff coach, and New York State West ODP coach.
Mydlinski also founded and was the first president of the Susquehanna River United Soccer Club in the early 1980s.
He was awarded a United States Soccer Federation (USSF) A coaching license in 1980.
Since 1980 and until recently, summers have found the energetic coach heavily involved with the Vogelsinger Soccer Academy, including time spent as the nationwide academy’s program director.
Mydlinski oversaw the first GBFC tryout session on last month with subsequent tryouts to be held on 1/13 and on 1/27 from 4-6 p.m. at the GB Sports Center on Airport Road.