Berticelli had been head men's soccer coach at the University of Notre Dame for the past 10 years. He previously coached at Old Dominion in Norfolk, VA for six years, four years at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, and at Thomas College in Waterville, Maine for four years.
His Notre Dame teams were in the National Collegiate Athletic Association tournaments in 1993, 1994 and 1996. The 1996 team upset North Carolina at Greensboro in Notre Dames first NCAA victory, and had the most successful soccer season in the history of the college. They won the 1996 Big East Tournament after winning the Midwestern Collegiate Conference crowns in 1993 and 1994.
His 24-year career record was 291-153-42, including a 104-80-19 mark in his 10 seasons at Notre Dame. He received coach of the year honors in 10 different seasons, including 1982 when he was named NCAA Division III coach of the year. In 1982 and 1983, he coached teams at the University of Carolina at Greensboro to NCAA Division III national championships. He coached 11 players who earned All-American honors, and 20 of his former players have played professionally.
Berticelli was involved with the National Soccer Coaches Association of America as well as local and national youth soccer programs.
He is a member of the University of Maine at Farmington Sports Hall of Fame and received two awards from the Maine Sports Hall of Fame. He was also a member of the Italian American Sports Hall of Fame.
Surviving are his wife, Cinday, of Granger, two sons, Nino and Anthony, his parents Albert and Loraine, and one sister, Nancy Rodrigue.
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