DIRECTOR & CO-FOUNDER
– 2000 NCAA Division 1 National Champion
– Palmetto High School Head Men’s Soccer Coach
– Guided Palmetto HS to #2 Ranking in all of Florida in 2017
– Former Staff Coach at George Kiefer’s USF Success in Soccer Camps
– Captain of University of Connecticut Men’s Soccer Team
– Former University of South Florida Men’s Soccer Assistant Coach
– Former Chargers Soccer Club & Florida Hawks FC Head Coach, Tampa, FL
– Former Black Watch Soccer Club Coach, Tampa, FL
– Former South Central Premier Coach
– USSF Licensed Coach
Coach Rui Fernandes, also called “The One,” has coached and won at almost every level of soccer in the United States and his collegiate experiences speak for itself: NCAA D-1 National Champion in 2000. Coach Fernandes brings an energy, passion and love for the game unmatched by any other coach in the country.
He is one of THE BEST our country has ever seen at creating a big time soccer environment, and more importantly, ensuring all his players have FUN!
Coach Fernandes is one of the co-founders of The Florida Soccer School and an integral part of The Florida Soccer School leadership team.