The dream of establishing a great athletic and social club in our Italian community has its roots in the old Latin saying, “Mens Sana in Copore Sano” meaning. “A sound Mind in a Sound Body.”
The San Francisco Italian Athletic Club (SFIAC) is one of the oldest and charter members of the San Francisco Soccer Football League, which is the oldest league in the country, having been established in 1902. Although SFIAC has had numerous local championships over their long history they are most remembered for the glory days in the 1970's when many of the international players from USF's National Championship teams blessed the club with their athleticism.
Most note worthy was the team in 1976 which won the Lamar Hunt US Open Cup, the most prestigeous award won by any team in the country. This team included former Nigerian International Andy Atuegbu, John & Dave Fromer, and David Harvard who all still live locally in the Bay Area. But, as the years went on, and the club lost touch with their athletics the team ended up folding about five years ago, until there was a revelation and a bit of a revolution in the club to return to athletics.
SFIAC returned to the SFSFL after almost five years after folding out of the Premier Division of the CPSA. When they came back they recruited Club Marin President Tighe O'Sullivan to coach and guide them back to the Premier and have two championships (2009 & 2010). With a new coaching regime lead by Marco Innocenti, Antonio Piccagli, & Greg Urmini SFIAC is only one step away from returning to the Premier