A: Well, I call Las Vegas, NV my U.S. hometown but really it is São Paulo, Brazil
Q: Blue or gold?
A: Gold — celebrates winning
Q: Flagstaff summer or winter?
Q: Do you prefer the spring or fall?
Q: When did you come to NAU & why?
A: March 2001. I went to Yavapai and I fell in love with Flagstaff and I always knew I wanted to be a coach here if the opportunity presented itself
Q: What is your favorite spot on campus?
A: Besides Lumberjack Stadium? North Campus
Q: Where’s the best place in Flagstaff to grab a bite to eat?
A: Mmmm Criollo — nachos with black beans and bacon
Q: What is your favorite picture on your phone?
A: My dog Louis
Q: What is the best piece of advice you’ve ever received?
A: Don’t look at what you don’t have versus what others have, look at what you have versus what others don’t. If you do that, your life will always be full and rich.
Q: What do you want your players to takeaway from their time on the team?
A: Three things — They are part of a family bigger than themselves, they lived and went to school in an incredible academic institution and environment, and lifelong friendships… with a few trophies in between.
Q: What is something we might not know about you?
A: I speak 7 languages — English, Spanish, Portuguese, Czech, Italian, French and Russian
Q: Describe your typical day on campus
A: Arrive around 8am, prepare for practices that start at 1:30 and go till about 4:30 followed by some strength and conditioning. I leave around 5:30 to coach some more soccer
Q: On the weekends where can we expect to find you?
A: On a soccer field