MISSOULA — Chris Citowicki somehow got a phone number for the former coach of the United States women’s national soccer team when he was working his way up the coaching ranks.
The third-year Montana coach got about 15 minutes to talk with Anson Dorrance, who led the U.S. to the 1991 FIFA Women’s World Cup title. He was surprised that a lowly NCAA Division III head coach like himself got even that much time to talk with the likes of Dorrance, who also has coached the North Carolina women to 21 NCAA championships since 1979.
Citowicki was interested in incorporating technology into his team’s training and got to pick Dorrance’s brain. He’s ramped up the technology he’s used at Montana this spring, from GPS wearables to marrying fitness data with film to in-game electronic communication.