Francesco Papi


Born in Siena, after having played in the Montepaschi Siena youth team, at the age of 19 he began – again in MPS Siena – the coaching career in the youth sector and worked as a video analyst for Serie A. In the following years he always held the dual role of Youth sector coach and assistant/analyst for Serie A up to the assistantship in Euroleague. In 2015 he moved to Bassano del Grappa to fill the role of Head of the Youth Sector, a role he still holds today. There are many well-trained youngsters who play today between Serie A and Serie B such as Bargnesi, Bogliardi, Filoni and Nikolic.


Luca Palumbo


The journey begins in Lambrate. After a couple of seasons, in which basketball and university studies are combined, once he has obtained a degree in foreign languages ​​and literature, Luca decides to devote himself full-time to coaching. The turning point comes with the seasons spent in Vevey, a few kilometers from Lausanne, as assistant to the first team and head of the youth sector. In parallel to this path, for two years Luca accompanied the Ivory Coast national team as an assistant from the qualification to the FIBA ​​World Cup in China in 2019. Last year he returned to Italy as coach of Don Bosco Livorno. Luca is also a big fan of bicycles, photography and music.


Paolo D'Angelo


Born in Messina, but raised in Milan, in ’94 he began coaching in Milan at the Schuster center out of passion. After a year, the great opportunity in San Giorgio su Legnano, which also allows him to enter the senior world for four years, as well as gain experience in Excellence with the Altomilanese Basketball Academy. Last year the first experience away from home, at Aurora Jesi, where he is divided between Serie B and the youth sector. Field work also combines knowledge of statistics and match analysis, gained both through university studies and experience gathered in the field.


Andrea Marallo


Born in Benevento in the class of ’97, after having played in the youth teams in Basket Sant’Agnese (San Giorgio del Sannio, BN) at the age of 16 he began to develop a passion for a career as a coach. He began coaching in the youth sector of the club where he grew up and then continued in various clubs in the Benevento area. He has served as minibasketball manager and youth coach at various centers. At the same time as basketball, he is continuing his studies in motor sciences.


Antonio Costa


Born in Naples in 1995. Growing up in the suburbs of Naples, he began coaching at the club he played for when he was very young. After touring the province of Naples for a while, he found a home in Azzurra Cercola for 5 years in which to grow as a coach. He joins the Orange 1 family through which he hopes to take another step towards basketball that matters.


Francesco Turlon


Start playing basketball on the historic outdoor court in the Bassano district of San Marco. From here he participates as a player in the merger of three local clubs, San Marco, Angarano, and Centro Giovanile. Which give life to Basket Bassano 1975. After the game experience, passion drives him to follow the coaching path, starting as a Minibasket instructor under the guidance of the legendary Mondoni and, always remaining in Bassano, he collaborates in introducing many boys to basketball.


Stefano Scarpa


Coach for over 35 years. Stefano has coached both men and women. He played in the Serie C and Serie D championships for men, while with the women he was assistant coach in Serie A. With the youth teams he also participated in many national finals with both men and women. He has an excellent knowledge of the dynamics of a youth sector and has always trained young people with seriousness and dedication.


Matteo Panichi


Born in Siena, he grew up as a player in the Montepaschi Siena youth team and then began his studies at the Faculty of Sports Science in Florence. He began his athletic training in a local basketball team and then embarked on a career as assistant trainer at Emma Villas Siena, a Serie A2 men’s volleyball club. At the same time he worked as a head coach in a women’s volleyball team in the Siena area, completing his degree in motor sciences.


Dylan Scoppio


Dylan Scoppio, born in Venice in 1994. After graduating in Sports Science at the University of Padua, he began working as a physical trainer with the youth teams of Treviso Basket, then moved on to Basket Istrana before arriving at Orange 1. In addition to basketball, is a FIPE Olympic Weightlifting Coach, and collaborates with athletes in various sports, including soccer and athletics.

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