Mauricio Dos Santos

Director, Pre-Travel & U8

019-2020 Teams

Pre-Travel III & IV, Boys U8 Blue, Boys U8 White, Boys U12 Blue 1, Boys U12 Blue 2

Coaching Licenses

USSF National A
USC Director of Coaching Role Diploma
US Amateur National Coaching License
Brazilian Youth Coaching Certification

Playing Background
  • Nashville Metros-Pro
  • Tallahassee Tempest-Pro
  • F.K. Pirmasens- Pro
  • Esporte Clube Novo Hamburgo-Pro
  • Clube Athletico Paranaense-Youth
  • Sport Club Internacional-Youth
  • Gremio Foot-Ball Porto Alegrense-Youth
Coaching Background
  • Team Evanston
  • Chicago Pandas Soccer School-Head Coach/Program Advisor
  • Pegasus Soccer Club-Head Coach
  • Olivet Nazarene University-Men’s Soccer Assistant
  • Chicago Blast-Head Coach
  • Soccer Made in America-Staff Coach

Personal Info

Q What are three words that describe you best?
A

Charismatic, Energetic, and Creative

Q Who is your favorite soccer player?
A

Pele. He is the one player that scored 1,281 goals over the course of his career.

Q What is your most memorable coaching moment?
A

As a collegiate assistant coach, we won the NAIA Chicagoland Conference in 2009.

Q What is your favorite playing moment in your career?
A

Playing in the stadium with a crowd of over 40,000 fans in Brazil.

Q What motivated you to become a soccer coach?
A

I wanted to provide opportunities for young players to achieve their dreams while maximizing their abilities to their highest playing potential.