Former Como and Udinese Coach Loris Dominissini Dies of Covid

Former Serie A coach Loris Dominissini died on Friday of Covid complications. The former Como and Udinese coach was 59 years old.

Born in Udine, Dominissini had a decent career as a midfielder wearing multiple jerseys across the Italian Peninsula, including seven seasons at Reggiana. As a coach, he became famous for leading Como to back-to-back promotions from Serie C1 to Serie A between 2000 and 2002. It was the first time the Lariani made it to the top-flight since 1989.

The following season, he was sacked by Como after a poor league start. He coached for two more seasons in Serie B, before being called by Udinese to join Nestor Sensini on the Friulani‘s bench to replace Serse Cosmi. His experience in Bianconero, however, would last only six matches.

Dominissini’s last experience as a coach dated back to 2014, when he left professional football to coach an amateur club from his area.