Born in Rome in 1959, Giovanni is one of the most respected women’s basketball coach across Italy, and well-known also abroad for his work with youth National teams.
He started his career as an assistant coach to Aldo Corno in Vicenza in 1984, leading the team to two EuroLeague titles. His first head coach experience in the top division came in 1990, when he started working for Ancona Basket. He had a first stint with the National team in St Petersburg in 1994 as an assistant coach.
After a successful club career, he has been entirely dedicated to the National teams since 2012, coaching many youth teams to prestigious results (U16 European Championships Gold medal, Kaunas 2018; U17 World Championship Silver medal, Saragoza 2017; U16 European Championships Bronze medal, Matosinhos 2016) and serving as an assistant coach to the Senior team. He’ll be working with Marco Crespi at the next 2019 European Championships with the Senior team.