Givova Scafati, Attilio Caja is the new coach

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Givova Scafati has announced, with a statement through its official channels, the new coach: “Givova Scafati announces that it has put under contract for the current season coach Attilio Caja, who will be the new head coach of the first team playing in the national championship of Serie A.”

“Born in Pavia on May 20, 1961, Attilio Caja began coaching in 1992 (at the age of 31), leading his city’s team in a professional league (A2 series) for two seasons. Two years later, he began his five-year stint with Virtus Roma (1994 – 1999), where he made the playoffs four times and also won the title of coach of the year (1996), as well as reaching the semifinals of the Korac Cup in 1998. A one-season interlude in Pesaro (1999/2000), before returning to Rome, where in two championships in a row he won an Italian Supercup and twice reached the quarterfinals in the playoffs. Then two seasons in a row at Olimpia Milano, before taking over in the 2004/2005 season on the bench of Napoli and in the 2005/2006 season on the bench of Roseto, winning salvation. The following year he went down to Legadue to coach Novara, remaining there until December, while in October 2007 he took over from coach Zare Markovski on the Olimpia Milano bench, with which he reached the playoff semifinals. In 2008 he instead started the season in Udine, where, however, he broke off after seven games. In 2010 he was called up in progress by Cremona to gain salvation, while the following season he finished third in the regular season with the Crabs Rimini in Legadue, with whom he also took part in the playoffs. A return to Cremona in 2011/2012 did not have much luck, as did the following A2 Silver championship on the bench of Florence. At the end of February 2015, he took the place of the resigning Gianmarco Pozzecco at the helm of Openjobmetis Varese, winning six of the remaining eleven league games, thus touching the playoffs. At the end of the season he temporarily moved to the desk, becoming the general manager of Eurobasket Roma, but then resigned in October to take Guido Saibene’s place at the helm of Virtus Roma. It was then his turn to return to Varese in December 2016 to replace Paolo Moretti, where he won a difficult salvation, which earned him reappointment the following season, which ended instead in sixth place in the regular season, winning the title of best coach in the 2017/2018 A Series. Before the start of the 2020/2021 season, he ended his relationship with the Varese club to take over the helm of Reggio Emilia, with which he achieved permanence in the top division, while the following season he reached the playoff quarterfinals and the Fiba Europe Cup final. In his career he also had two experiences in the Azzurri, in both cases at the helm of the National Experimental Team, winning silver in the 1997 Mediterranean Games and then returning to the bench in the summer of 2014 on the occasion of two tournaments in China,” the Campania club’s note continues.

“Attilio Caja is a seasoned coach, who has always distinguished himself for his technical qualities and great ability to manage the performance of each individual athlete: all gifts that he will put at the service of Givova Scafati in search of salvation in the top division. The new yellow-blue trainer will be presented to the press and fans tomorrow, at 7:30 p.m., in the press room of the Beta Ricambi Arena, in the presence of the management and corporate staff,” the release concludes.

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