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Florida State Coach Mark Krikorian Wins Third National Title

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TALLAHASSEE, Fla.Add the name to the venerable list of prominent Armenian-American coaches who have made an imprint on the national scene.

Hes Mark Krikorian and he just coached Florida State University to its first-ever NCAA Division 1 womens soccer championship.

Mark Krikorian

Krikorian joins such iconic coaches as Jerry Tarkanian, who led the University of Nevada/Las Vegas to a national title in basketball in 1990. The Running Rebels that year defeated Duke in the finals, 103-73, representing the largest point difference in an NCAA final ever.

And lets not forget Ara Parseghian, who won two national football titles with Notre Dame in 1966 and 1973 before turning to the announcers booth.

With Krikorian, make that one better than Parseghian, when you consider the two Division 2 national soccer crowns he secured in 1994 and 1995 while with Franklin Pierce College in rural Rindge, N.H., at the advent of his coaching career.

The title game was a 1-0 nail-biter against fourth-ranked University of Virginia. The Seminoles were ranked second in the polls going into that showdown.

It was not only the talk of the Florida State campus but the entire soccer scene in America. Krikorian is being hailed for such an achievement at a time when the Seminoles were blown away by Oregon, 59-20, in the Rose Bowl.

Im truly honored to be mentioned in the same breath as Tarkanian and Parseghian, he said. They are great leaders of their respective sports and did it their way. Its great to follow in their footsteps. Womens soccer is on the rise.

Comparatively speaking, theres no way womens soccer is being upstaged by mens sports at FSU, Krikorian feels. And he likes to think that perhaps hes played a role in that perception.

The 54-year-old mentor was born and raised in Malden, Mass., and graduated from St. Anselms College in Manchester, N.H., prior to graduating from Pinkerton Academy in Derry, N.H., where he starred in soccer, basketball, and lacrosse.

Being from New Hampshire is essential to who I am today, he confirms. I learned an awful lot from my high school coaches. A lot of my success at FSU is tied to my direct roots in New Hampshire.

Hes been inducted into the Saint Anselms Athletic Club Hall of Fame as a former two-time captain and team Most Valuable Player, as well as an All-New England First-Team selection. He helped guide the college to a share of the Northeast-8 championship his senior year.

By winning the national championship at Florida State, Mark is as good a coach as anyone in the country, says his former coach Ed Cannon. He has been one of the best coaches in America at any level.

Krikorian started coaching soccer in 1990 and the Seminoles are his fifth team. In 2004, he piloted the United States Womens Under-19 team prior to joining FSU.

He led that 2004 team to a world championship in Thailand. With 10 years of Top Ten finishes, its as close to a dynasty as youll ever find in his sport.

I appreciate the support from my family and being at FSU where they value excellence as much as I do, Krikorian adds. My Armenian heritage taught me a great work ethic and family mentality.

Krikorian and his wife Linda are parents to two children, Allie, 14, and Michael, 12. They live in Tallahassee not far from the school and remain bullish toward campus activity.

As far as womens sports are concerned, he sees an open window of opportunity.

The best opportunity to coach at the college level was on the womens side, he notes. Thats why I got into it. I hope to be here until I retire.

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PERSONAL FAVORITES

Armenian coaches: Jerry Tarkanian and Ara Parseghian

American coach: Bobby Bowden (retired FSU football coach)

Athlete: Larry Bird

TV show: NCIS

Movie: One Flew Over the Cuckoos Nest

Screen star: Jack Nicholson

Hobby: Reading

Singer: Whitney Houston

Vacation spot: Maine

Pet peeve: Apathy

Book: Five Dysfunctions of a Team

Proudest accomplishment:Birth of my children and three national championships

Something that may surprise others: I was previously a high school teacher.

Quote: Seek first to understand, then be understood by Stephen Covey

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TALLAHASSEE, Fla.Add the name to the venerable list of prominent Armenian-American coaches who have made an imprint on the national scene. Hes Mark Krikorian and he just coached Florida State University to its first-ever NCAA Division 1 womens soccer championship. Mark Krikorian Krikorian joins such iconic coaches as Jerry Tarkanian, who led the University of Nevada/Las Vegas to a national title in basketball in 1990. The Running Rebels that year defeated Duke in the finals, 103-73, representing the largest point difference in an NCAA final ever. And lets not forget Ara Parseghian, who won two national football titles with Notre Dame in 1966 and 1973 before turning to the announcers booth. With Krikorian, make that one better than Parseghian, when you consider the two Division 2 national soccer crowns he secured in 1994 and 1995 while with Franklin Pierce College in rural Rindge, N.H., at the advent of his coaching career. The title game was a 1-0 nail-biter against fourth-ranked University of Virginia. The Seminoles were ranked second in the polls going into that showdown. It was not only the talk of the Florida State campus but the entire soccer scene in America. Krikorian is being hailed for such an [...]

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TALLAHASSEE, Fla.Add the name to the venerable list of prominent Armenian-American coaches who have made an imprint on the national scene. Hes Mark Krikorian and he just coached Florida State University to its first-ever NCAA Division 1 womens soccer championship. Mark Krikorian Krikorian joins such iconic coaches as Jerry Tarkanian, who led the University of Nevada/Las Vegas to a national title in basketball in 1990. The Running Rebels that year defeated Duke in the finals, 103-73, representing the largest point difference in an NCAA final ever. And lets not forget Ara Parseghian, who won two national football titles with Notre Dame in 1966 and 1973 before turning to the announcers booth. With Krikorian, make that one better than Parseghian, when you consider the two Division 2 national soccer crowns he secured in 1994 and 1995 while with Franklin Pierce College in rural Rindge, N.H., at the advent of his coaching career. The title game was a 1-0 nail-biter against fourth-ranked University of Virginia. The Seminoles were ranked second in the polls going into that showdown. It was not only the talk of the Florida State campus but the entire soccer scene in America. Krikorian is being hailed for such an [...]

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