Diogo Menezes Montalvao

Diogo Menezes Montalvao

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 Head Coach

 2005 Girls Black Team






Soccer Playing History

Played youth soccer from ages 12 to 17 year old in a local club in Rio de Janeiro. taking part in many regional tournaments and cups. My best achievement was winning the BRHAMA CuP playing in the U14 team, one of the most highly regards regional cups in Rio de Janeiro.

Soccer Coaching History

Diogo began coaching as an Assistant coach in the U18 category of Madureira Soccer Club, a professional team from Rio de Janeiro that plays the 1st State Division and the 4th National Division.

From 2007 to 2009 Diogo worked as the Head Coach of the boy’s U11 and U15 teams in a state government project for underprivileged children in Rio de Janerio. Participating in regional and state tournaments

Between 2006 to 2015 as a P.E. Teacher, Diogo coached indoor soccer to kids in Elementary and Middle School.

In 2016 Diogo joined Mavericks Soccer Club as a head coach and strength and conditioning trainer. 

Education Background

  • B.S in Physical Education (UNESA, Rio de Janeiro – Brazil)
  • Exercise Physiology and Morph Functional Assessment Certification (GAMA FILHO, Rio de Janeiro – Brazil)
  • Certified Personal Trainer (ACE - American Council on Exercise)
  • Group Sports Certification (Vision-Fitness, Rio de Janeiro – Brazil)

Favorite Soccer Memory

When I as an Assistant Coach, the Madureira S.C. played against the Women National team and the U18 boy’s national team in the Brazilian Training center in Rio de Janeiro. The atmosphere was amazing. We won the first game and tied the second one.