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Sounding Off on Soccer Podcast: Pitt’s Randy Waldrum leads Nigeria’s women’s squad into Olympics

Photo Courtesy Nigeria Women's Soccer Twitter (@NGSuperFalcons)

Before Pitt’s Randy Waldrum departs Pittsburgh for the Olympics, where the veteran coach will lead Nigeria’s women’s soccer team, he sits down with Pittsburgh Soccer Now‘s John Krysinsky on the latest episode of Sounding Off on Soccer podcast.

Among the topics discussed included:
  • Managing and importance of delegating responsibilities with Pitt’s program and the Nigerian National team duties
  • Keeping Pitt women’s soccer program momentum going as a new season kicks off in August, with more on challenges that lie ahead from schedule, travel and replacing departed players
  • Year of growth for Pitt rising sophomore, Deborah Abiodun who is one of the roster selections made by Waldrum for Nigeria’s squad headed to France
  • Addressing attributes to being successful as a National Team Coach
  • Biggest difference between last year’s World Cup, and this year’s Olympics, for Waldrum’s Nigeria’s Super Falcons squad, who will face Brazil, Spain — world champions, and Japan in a six-day span beginning July 25.
  • And more!

Randy Waldrum selects Nigeria’s women’s squad for Olympic tournament including Pitt’s Deborah Abiodun

John Krysinsky has covered soccer and other sports for many years for various publications and media outlets. He is also author of 'Miracle on the Mon' -- a book about the Pittsburgh Riverhounds SC, which chronicles the club, particularly the early years of Highmark Stadium with the narrative leading up to and centered around a remarkable match that helped provide a spark for the franchise. John has covered sports for Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, DK Pittsburgh Sports, Pittsburgh Sports Report, has served as color commentator on Pittsburgh Riverhounds SC broadcasts, and worked with OPTA Stats and broadcast teams for US Open Cup and International Champions Cup matches held in the US. Krysinsky also served as the Head Men’s Soccer Coach at his alma mater, Point Park University, where he led the Pioneers to the first-ever winning seasons and playoff berths (1996-98); head coach of North Catholic boys (2007-08), associate head coach of Shady Side Academy boys (2009-2014).

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