Marco Mencarelli is a well-known face at the Italian Volleyball Federation having worked with a number of teams since starting work for the Federation in 1992.
From 2001 until 2004 the 52-year-old worked as an assistant coach for the women’s national team when they won the 2002 FIVB Volleyball Women’s World Championship and competed at the Athens 2004 Olympic Games.
Mencarelli coached an experimental team to the bronze medal at the 2005 Mediterranean Games in Almeria and then took over the U20 women’s team. He led them to three European titles in 2006, 2008 and 2010 before they won the 2011 World Championship in Peru. For good measure he added a 2014 European bronze.
He has been Technical Director for the national age-group teams and took over the U18s in 2012.