Giancarlo Calla came to Providence from North Carolina in 2007, playing three seasons for the Freemen. Calla graduated from Providence in 2009 with a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration. Calla was a strong leader on the field as he was a Co-Captain in his graduating season. His soccer experience began much before his time at Providence. Calla first played for the Orange County Strikers Soccer Club from 94-98, then played for the North Mecklenburg Soccer Club from 99-03.
Calla began coaching soccer while in 2007 as he was a head coach in the U-13 Otterburne soccer league. He was hired in 2010 as the assistant coach for the PUC men’s soccer team under head coach Martin Ward. In the 2011 season, Calla was promoted to head coach of the PUC women’s soccer team. He continues in the 2013 season as the head coach of the PUC women’s soccer team and the assistant coach of the men’s team. Coach Calla specializes in defensive strategies and team movement (shape).