Longtime Assistant, Santos, Accepts New Role with Revolution Academy
Jan. 8, 2018
MILWAUKEE – After a decade with the program, Marquette University men’s soccer assistant coach Marcelo Santos has accepted a new position where he will lead the U-17 Revolution Academy, a youth development program for MLS’s New England Revolution.
“He’s very well equipped and has become somewhat of a guru of soccer and I’m really happy for him,” Marquette head coach Louis Bennett said. “This is a move that he’s wanted and I wish him the best.”
Santos, who holds USSF “C,” “B,” and “A” coaching licenses, heads into a prominent role within the Revolution Academy team after a long and successful run with the Golden Eagles.
“After 10 challenging and rewarding seasons, my time with Marquette Soccer comes to an end,” Santos said. “It is difficult to express in a few words how much it has meant to me and my family to be part of the Marquette University men’s soccer program.
“I would like to thank Bill Scholl, Coach Bennett, the coaching staff, players, alumni and the fans. I’ve learned and grew, both as a coach and man. It has truly been a tremendous experience. I wish Marquette Soccer many more successes in the future.”
A native of Sao Paulo, Brazil, Santos arrived in the United States in 2002 and joined Bennett’s staff prior to the 2008 season. During his time with the program, the Golden Eagles claimed two BIG EAST regular season titles (2011, 2013), a BIG EAST tournament championship (2013), and two NCAA tournament appearances, highlighted by a 2013 run to the Sweet 16.
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