Tony DiCicco, who coached the United States to the 1999 Women’s World Cup title, has died. He was 68.
Anthony DiCicco said on Twitter his father died Monday at home with his family there.
DiCicco became the U.S. coach in 1994 and led the team to the gold medal at the 1996 Atlanta Olympics, the first games to include women’s soccer.
He then guided a team filled with superstars — and such women’s sports pioneers as Mia Hamm, Julie Foudy and Michelle Akers — to the ’99 World Cup title.
DiCicco is a member of the National Soccer Hall of Fame. He is the winningest coach in U.S. Soccer history by percentage as well as the only coach to win more than 100 games. He went 103-8-8 from 1994-99. He then left coaching and did television work.
The Associated Press