Tassinari has been the Head Women’s Soccer Coach at Curry since the summer of 2012. The program has steadily improved since his arrival, averaging 10 wins four of the past five seasons.
His 2017 squad finished with an overall record of 8-9-3, including a 1-6-2 mark in the Commonwealth Coast Conference (CCC). The Colonels qualified as the number eight seed for the CCC Tournament. Cassandra Grasso (Wilmington, Mass.) was a Third Team All-CCC selection.
In 2016, the Colonels enjoyed their most successful season in recent history, finishing with an overall record of 11-9-2, good for fifth in the conference. They advanced to the Commonwealth Coast Conference (CCC) semifinals, losing at home to Gordon 1-0 in double overtime. They also earned a second straight trip to the ECAC tournament as a four seed. The 2015 season was also a very successful season for Tassinari and his squad. The Colonels finished the regular season with a 13-6-2 overall record. The 13 wins were the most since the 2007 season. The team qualified for the Commonwealth Coast Conference (CCC) Tournament quarterfinals. Following the conference tournament, Curry was selected to play in the ECAC Division III New England Tournament. This was the first time for Tassinari as the head coach for the Colonels.
In 2013 the team qualified for the CCC Tournament and in 2014 they won 11 games.
Born and raised in Plymouth, Massachusetts, Tassinari graduated from Plymouth North High School in 1991. He enjoyed a successful three-year stint as a varsity defender on the school’s boys’ soccer squad, and served as team captain during senior year.
Tassinari went on to attend Bridgewater State College from 1991-1995, majoring in Communications with a minor in Coaching. He was a four-year starting defender/sweeper on the Bears’ men’s soccer squad, serving as team captain during his senior season. Tassinari earned MASCAC All-Conference honors in 1993 and was named as Team Defensive MVP in 1994. His 1993 team won the MASCAC championship and competed in the ECAC tournament.
His extensive coaching career began in 1995 as assistant men’s soccer coach at his alma mater, Bridgewater State. Tassinari has since served as boy’s varsity coach at King Phillip Regional High School (1996 and 1997); assistant men’s soccer coach at Stonehill (1998); head men’s soccer coach at Stonehill College (1999-2002); assistant women’s soccer coach at Wheaton College (2003); head women’s soccer coach at Emerson College (2004-2007); girls varsity head coach at Carver High School (2008-2010); and girls varsity head coach at Bishop Stang High School (2011).
In his four years as the Head Women’s Coach at Emerson (2004-2007), Tassinari compiled a career record of 45-20-9 (.669). He led the Lions to the GNAC regular-season championship in his inaugural campaign in 2004, and was subsequently named as conference “Coach of the Year.” In 2007, he guided Emerson to its first-ever appearance in the ECAC Division III New England Tournament. While at Emerson, Tassinari served on the NSCAA New England Women's Division 3 Rankings Committee.
As the Assistant Women’s Coach at Wheaton in 2003, he helped guide the Lyons to a 24-2-0 season, a NEWMAC Conference Championship, and an "Elite 8" NCAA Division III National Tournament appearance.
Tassinari was one of the youngest Division II men’s soccer coaches in the country in 1999, helping guide the Stonehill Men’s Soccer Program to one of the best single season turnarounds in the NE-10 (last place in 1998 to fourth place his first season).
From 1997-98, Tassinari worked for MYSA’s ODP program as the Boys Under 13 State Team assistant and head coach. He was also the Head Coach for the Coastal Boys and Girls Scholastic U-18 Soccer Teams at the Bay State Games (2001-2006) leading the Boys team to a gold medal in 2001 and the coveted Sportsmanship Award in 2005. He coached the Plymouth team for the Cape Cod Women’s Soccer League from 2012-2014, winning the regular season championship in 2012 and 2014, and the league championship in 2013. He holds an NSCAA diploma and USSF license.
In addition to his coaching duties at Curry, Tassinari currently coaches club soccer for FCUSA Coastal and Boston. He also currently works for the United States Indoor Soccer Association as a National Indoor Referee and New England Regional Instructor (since 2000). He has officiated indoor soccer games in over 20 different facilities throughout the country. His current home facility where he is a manager and referee is the Plymouth Sports Complex in Plymouth, Mass (formerly JunglePlex/Plymouth Sports Dome). He has also been a facility manager over the years for John Smith Soccer, Marina Bay SportsPlex, and ProShots. Tassinari currently holds coaching licenses with MYSA and NSCAA.
Tassinari lives in Plymouth, Mass with his wife Andrea and daughter Olivia.