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About Coach Lima

Rogerio Lima, well known as Rog (rauj), is originally from Belo Horizonte, Brazil. Rog is a unique and respected coach and player.

As a player, he achieved many honors playing collegiate soccer at Centenary College of Louisiana, and The University of Memphis. As a professional, he played for Clube Atletico Mineiro and Ipiranga Futebol Clube (Brazilian Div-I), Long Island Rough Riders, Hershey Wildcats, Hampton Roads Mariners (A-League) and the Memphis Express (PDL).

Rog was a very talented player with unbelievable dribbling & ball skills (including free kicks). He was a typical South American player who brought diversity and fun to the game.

As a coach, Rog has been involved with youth soccer for many years under MSFC, Collierville Lobos-Rush and other soccer camps around the Memphis area.

Rog is currently the Executive Director/Owner of Soccer Ole’ Instructional Soccer Program as well as the Soccer Program Director at Lausanne Collegiate School, working as a Sports, Exercise and Health Science IB course and Boys/Girls Head Soccer Coach.

Rog was also the  Health & Wellness Teacher, Dept chair and Head Soccer Coach at Christian Brothers High School for 12 years, where he was determined to maintain the distinguished winning tradition achieved throughout many years resulting in 2002, 2003, 2009, 2010 and 2014 state championships and 2005, 06, 07,08 and 2011 runner ups. His coaching emphasizes individual technical ability as well as tactical discipline with focus on ball possession.

Accreditation:

  • B.S. in Education/ Physical Education (University of Memphis, 1998)
  • M.S. in Health Movement & Science/ Exercise & Sport Sciences (University of Memphis, 2001)
  • American College of Sports Medicine/Health Fitness Specialist Certified since 2001
  • USSF National B License Coach
  • Level 3 Coaching License from Instituto Brasileiro de Futebol (Bfut)
  • NFHS Certified Interscholastic Coach
  • American Heart Association CPR Instructor Certified
  • Commercial Appeal High School Best of the Preps Coach of the Year 2003, 2005, 2009 and 2014
  • NSCAA Coach of the Year for the private school division in 2009.