Mario Barbiero was born on April 31, 1958, in the town of Velletri in the Italian capital of Rome. He earned a degree in Sports Science and became an instructor at the Italian Volleyball Federation. Barbiero spearheads the coaching staff of the boys’ U19 and U17 Italian squads. The bronze medals at the European Championship and World Championship in 2005, the silver medal at the European Championship in 2015 are among Barbiero’s main achievements. The Italian coach also led his team to gold medal finishes at the European WEWZA in 2008, 2011, 2014 and 2015, and a bronze medal finish at the EYOF in Tbilisi this year.