Brazilian Mauro Marasciulo, who replaced Natalia Malaga as coach of Peru's women's team in January 2015, is looking to make an impact in his first full year as coach. He started by guiding the team to a second-place finish in Group 3 at this year’s World Grand Prix. Marasciulo got a close look at the squad while coaching Colombia's women's team from 2012 to 2014. He is aiming to raise Peru's profile to match that of his former side, as well as Argentina and Venezuela. Marasciulo coached at club level in Italy from 1991 to 2011. There he led Minetti Vicenza to victory at the 2000/01 CEV Women's Challenge Cup and won the 2003/04 Italian Serie A2 title with Terra Sarda Tortoli.