Armoa was born in Buenos Aires on March 17,
1964. He started playing Volleyball as junior
player for Velez Sarfield Team in 1981 before
starting his coaching career in 1984 with the
Instituto Malbernat team.
After coaching posts with Circulo General
Belgrano, Nueva Chicago, Universidad Buenos
Aires and Velez, Armoa began coaching both the
Obras Sanitarias men's team and the Velez
Sarfield women's team. In September 2003, Armoa
was appointed coach with the task of gaining
Olympic qualification and he did immediately at
the South America Continental Qualification
Tournament played in Venezuela in January.
Last year Armoa said he had a number of goals “first with getting the Olympic
Diploma (qualify for the quarterfinals – the
best eight teams) and then a medal,” Armoa said.
In the long run, he adds, “I want to put
Argentina among the first five teams in the
world, qualify for the Final Round of the 2006
World Championship in Japan and return Argentina
to the World League”.
So far he is true to his word. Having reached
the 2004 Olympic Games quarterfinals, advanced
to the 2006 World Championship final round and
returned to the World League, the only part
missing is an Olympic medal and a top world
Armoa's quiet, yet direct methods, are proving
very successful and having taken Argentina to
8th in the world rankings, some long overdue
silverware seems just around the corner. It's
exciting times ahead for Armoa and Argentina as
he takes them into a World League campaign for
the first time.