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14.12.2005 Bologna Warriors

Rosenberg Head Coach in Bologna

John Rosenberg continues his european coaching carear in Bologna as Head coach of Italian Vice Champion 2005 Bologna Warriors. He had won the Italian Super Bowl against his new club with the reigning Italian Champion Bergamo Lions. Itīs his second team as coach in Italy after long years of coaching in Germany as coach of Berlin Adler, Braunschweig Lions and Hamburg Blue Devils.

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The Warriors Bologna have named John Rosenberg as the new Head Coach of the Serie A1 team. Last year Rosenberg was the Head Coach of the Bergamo Lions, leading them to a 13-1 record, and the Italian Championship with a 42 -14 victory over the Warriors in the Superbowl.
Rosenberg's background in Europe includes 8 seasons as a Head Coach and Defensive Coordinator in the German Football League, compiling a 79% winning percentage. He won the German Bowl in 2002 as Head Coach of the Hamburg Blue Devils.
In the USA, Rosenberg was an Assistant Coach at Penn State for 11 seasons under the legendary Joe Paterno. While at Penn State, Rosenberg coached in 11 Bowl games and was the defensive backfield coach with the 1982 National Championship team. He also served as the Head Coach at Brown University in the Ivy League from 1984 -1990.
The 58 year old Rosenberg is a graduate of Harvard University with a degree in Social Psychology and has a Masters Degree in Education from Penn State.
During the off-season from Europe, he lives in the Los Angeles where he has done radio broadcasting, and writing and editing for movie and TV projects with sports themes.

Quotes :
" I was impressed last season with the Warriors, the effort by players and management to reach the Superbowl. The Warriors have great potential, and the opportunity for me to direct the development of a championship level team is very appealing "
" I really enjoyed my time in Italy in 2005. In the USA I enjoyed working and living in college communities for many years. I have visited most cities in Europe during my coaching experience. I think Bologna is a great location, with the University, and at the crossroads of so many wonderful places in Italy. "

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