Ricardo Maldonado Brooman. I was born in 1956 in Córdoba (Argentina)
I Started my sporting career as a qualified P.E. Teacher in 1979.
In 1980/1981 I qualified to be a professional Volleyball coach.
In my career so far I have trained the Argentinian clubs at all levels (including the Boca Juniors) and the National Youth and Junior teams, club teams in the first and second divisions in Italy, a first división club team for six years in Spain (Numancia in Soria) and currently the Youth and Junior Spanish National teams.
My coaching achievements include two League titles in Argentina (1989/ 1991) ; a League Cup in Italy (1984/1985) , four runner positions and a win in the Spanish Cup (2007/2008). In my current position I have trained both the Junior and Youth teams to fifth place in the European Championships and the Youth team (to the best ever position of any Spanish National Volleyball team) to fifth place in the World Championships (Italy 2009).
This year (2011) both the Youth and Junior teams qualified for their respective World Championships finals, and I am presently preparing them for these tournaments.