Andrea Ongaro

Andrea Sport CV

Andrea Ongaro

Dr Andrea Ongaro

DoB 25th November 1971, Verona, Italy.

Handball Player since 1981

Coaching Qualifications

1990 Federazione Italiana Giuoco Handball(FIGH) Level 1 coaching qualification

1997 FIGH Level 2 coaching qualification (Coaching course led by Lino Cervar and Marco Cardinale).

2000-2008 Attended various coaching seminars on nutrition, speed, athletes log term development, high performance athletes and competition fitness, Tapering & Peaking and Decision making training, Child protection policies and good practice. Most of the above were organised by the Irish National Coaching and Training Centre(NCTC, now Coaching Ireland CI).

2008 Attended European Handball Federation (EHF) Top Coaches’ Seminar – Skopye FYR Macedonia

2008 Attended the Coaching Ireland 9th Coaching Forum -. Dublin, Ireland

2010 Attended EHF Top Coaches’ Seminar – Vienna, Austria

2010 Attended the Coaching Ireland 10th Coaching Forum -. Dublin, Ireland

2010 Attended Irish Sport Council Club development seminar -. Dublin, Ireland

2011 Attended Irish Sport Council Club development seminar -. Dublin, Ireland

2012 Attended EHF Top Coaches’ Seminar – Belgrade, Serbia

2012 Attended EHF Open Master Coach and Licensing Course – Belgrade, Serbia; Bregenz, Austria; Belgrade, Serbia.

2012 EHF and Irish Olympic Handball Association (IOHA) Level 3 Coaching Qualification

2015 Attended IHF Coaching Symposium – Doha, Qatar.

2016 Attended EHF Open Master Coach and Licensing Course – Krakow, Poland; Szczyrk, Poland; Goteborg, Sweden, Serbia.

2016 EHF  MasterCoaching Qualification and PRO licence 2016-2018

Coaching Experience

1987 1993 Assistant coach of CUS Verona Junior teams (Italy).

1993-2000 Pallamano Quinto and CUS Verona Junior teams coach,  (Italy).

1997-2000 Senior Men’s coach  CUS Verona Serie C, Serie B, (Italy).

2000-today coach of various Irish senior club teams both men and women.

2000-2008 Coach of Irish National teams

IOHA men’s team, EHF Challenge Trophy Latvia 2001 & Malta 2003

IOHA women’s team, IHF U20 world cup qualify-Iceland 2008

Astra Handball Club Senior Women’s EHF Challenge Cup – FYR Macedonia 2009

Other Handball related experiences

IOHA Senior Men’s league organiser 2000-2008

IOHA board Director 2006-2008.

IOHA coaching Officer, Support Tutor on Level 1 Coaching Course 2006-2008.

UCD Olympic Handball Club Secretary 2001-2007

Astra Handball Club co-founder. Secretary 2007-today

Organiser of 5 International Tournaments for senior men’s and women’s (Torneo del Garda 2000-2004)


2004 PhD in Chemistry. University College Dublin.

Handball player by choice, Runner by necessity. – 2011 Dublin Marathon Finisher in 3h 59m 41s



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