Over the last five W-League seasons, Naimo has amassed an astounding 65-3 regular season coaching record and spearheaded the Pali Blues Soccer Club to a cumulative 19-0-2 record in 2008. He led the Blues to a perfect record in the W-League and an eventual regular season and league championship. His team outscored their opponents by a count of 61-7 in 21 matches last year.
He spent the 2007 season coaching Jersey Sky Blue of the W-League with the team finishing 12-2 in the regular season before falling to the Ottawa Fury in the conference championship semi-final. The club led the league in goals scored and goals-allowed while also producing the W-League Most Valuable Player, Lara Dickenmann.
Naimo first put on the head coaching hat in 1998 with the New Jersey Splash, receiving W-League Coach of the Year accolades in 1999. After a stop with the New Brunswick (NJ) Power, he took over a struggling New Jersey Wildcats club and orchestrated an entire reconstruction of the organization. In his three seasons with the team, Naimo compiled a 41-1 regular season record, leading the club to regular season titles in 2004 and 2006 while winning the W-League championship in 2005. In 2005 the Wildcats were named the USL Franchise of the Year, and Naimo won the FieldTurf W-League Coach of the Year award in 2006.
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