Nuno Piteira was named the 2010 Georgia State Soccer “Select Coach of the Year". He has directed two of the state’s top youth clubs over the past ten years and has coached multiple state cup winners along with many teams representing the state of Georgia at the Regional and National levels. He has also coached and developed numerous players for our State/Region/National youth teams.
Nuno has a background in Education from Coastal Carolina University and holds a US Soccer "A" license, the US National Youth license, and the English FA Preliminary Certificate.
Coach Piteira came to Atlanta in 1999 to Coach the Atlanta Silverbacks professional Soccer club, where he was for two years, guiding the franchise to its first winning season. Before coming to Atlanta, Piteira coached the Charleston Battery, leading the club to its first Professional National Championship in 1996. In six and half seasons as a professional coach Nuno compiled a 92-54 win/loss record. He was the 1995 Atlantic Division Coach of the year, 1996 National Coach of the year and 1997 Eastern Conference All Star team coach.
Before his professional coaching career began, Nuno spent seven seasons as the Assistant Coach at College of Charleston (two TAAC conference championships and one NCAA DI Final Eight finish) and Coastal Carolina University (three Big South Conference championships and one NCAA DI Sweet Sixteen appearance). He was also Head Coach of the Women's team at the College of Charleston in 1998 and led the team to its first post season appearance. While in the Charleston area, he also served as Director of Coaching at Trident United, one of the states most successful youth clubs. He coached two state championship teams in three years. Nuno started his coaching career at Ketih County Day School in Rockford, Illinois where he led the school to back-to-back small school state titles.
Coach Piteira is originally from Portugal where he played his youth soccer at world famous SL Benfica. He played his college soccer at former NAIA (now DIII) powerhouse Rockford (Illinois) College.
After college, he played semi pro ball in the LASA league of New England.
Nuno has studied under such greats as Carlos Queiroz (formerly Portugal National team Head coach), Jorge Jesus (currently head man at SL Benfica), Graham Souness (Former Balckburn, Newcastle boss).