Phyllis Arena is the loving and supportive wife of the distinguished soccer coach, Bruce Arena. She and her famous hubby have been married for an astounding four decades. Keep reading to know Phyllis Arena’s biography.
Phyllis’ husband was born September 21, 195,1 in Brooklyn, NY. Arena is of Mexican descent, his family hails from Culiacan, Sinaloa Mexico. Phyllis happens to be married to one of the most successful coaches in North American soccer history.
Prior to his notable coaching career, Bruce went on to attend Cornell University –where he was a goalkeeper.
In Major League Soccer he coached many teams like New York Red Bulls and D.C. United, in addition, Arena Coached the University of Virginia to several college soccer championships.
Arena managed the U.S. from 1998 to 2006, during which time he recorded a record of 71 wins, 30 losses and 29 draws, and led the Americans to the quarterfinals of the 2002 World Cup.
Arena, is a member of the National Soccer Hall of fame. Named the MLS Coach of the Year, including winning it in 2009 and 2011 with the LA Galaxy and for the first time in 1997 as head coach of D.C. United.
Bruce was named manager of the United States men’s national team for a second time, according to the U.S. Soccer Federation.
He certainly wouldn’t be where he is today, without the love and support of his longtime companion, Phyllis Arena.
The first thing you need to know is that Mrs. Arena was born Phyllis Spellman on February 4, 1953. She is originally from Charlottesville, Virginia. She belongs to the class of 1971 of John F. Kennedy High School (Bellmore, New York). She attended Cornell University, where she and Bruce crossed paths.
According to her Facebook she is currently based in Manhattan Beach, California.
As a matter of fact, the lovely Mrs. Arena tells everyone that Bruce has a doctorate in Knowology.
Moreover, Phyllis Arena and her husband raised one son, Kenny Arena –who spent time with the U.S. youth national teams as well as in Major League Soccer. He serves as an assistant coach on his father’s Galaxy staff.
She is also the proud and loving grandmother to Kenny and his wife Jennifer’s son, Wayde.