Before Luca Gianinazzi, five other Ticino coaches had in the history ofHockey Club Lugano the honor of leading the bench of the first team bianconera.
The triad Renzo Alberti, Antonio Bariffi, Antonio Casanova directed the team for two (winning) games in the 1962/63 First League season. Giuseppe Faoro was head coach of the HCL for six games (3 wins, 3 losses) in the 1968/69 LNB championship. More recently, Ruben Fontana was interim head coach in a 3-1 derby win in the then Resega in January 2009 between the farewell of John Slettvoll and the hiring of Hannu Virta.
In the team picture bianconera, 1963/1964 season, manager Renzo Alberti and then-player Giuseppe Faoro are highlighted.