Ernando Novais
Staff Coach

EMAIL: Ernando Novais

STAFF BIO: Ernando Novais has been coaching in AZ for many, many years and is known as one of the most active and experienced competitive coaches in the valley. A former Brazilian player, he is known for his passion and energy while coaching the game of soccer. Ernando is also one of the first professional Goal Keeper trainers in AZ, and began national and international clinics/camps in the early 2000’s, while working for BRUSA. In 2001, Ernando started his local soccer career in Ahwatukee (AFSC), and then moved to AZFC Hammers as a Goal Keeper Director and competitive coach. He also served Arizona in the Olympic Development Program (Region IV West) as Head, Assistant, and Goal Keeper coach. At the Private level, Ernando has helped several players from all ages and skill levels, including Cassie Miller, who work with him for several years, and made the USA National Team (U16-2012). As a trilingual professional, Ernando holds a MBA in International Business with a B.A in Business Administration. 


TEAMS: Legacy 05G Red, Legacy 07G Red
  • USSF C License (2015)
  • NSCAA Advanced National (2015)
  • NSCAA National License
  • US Youth Soccer State Course - TOPSoccer Certificate (2016)
  • NSCAA Regional, State and National Goal Keeper Licenses
  • MBA International Business, 2005
    Bachelors Degree in Business Administration, 1995
  • Trilingual professional Portuguese, Spanish and English
  • Legacy, 05 Girls Red, Head Coach (2014-present)
  • Legacy, 07 Girls Red, Head Coach (2016-present)
  • Legacy, 03 Girls Red, Head Coach (2014-16)
  • San Tan Soccer Club, Co-Director of Goalkeeping (2013-14)
  • San Tan Legacy, 04 Girls Gold, Head Coach (2013-14)
  • San Tan Legacy, 00 Girls Red, Asst Coach (2013-14)
  • AFSC Ahwatukee, 00 Girls White, Head Coach (2010-12)
  • AFSC Ahwatukee, 99 Girls Red , Head Coach (2011-12)
  • AFSC Ahwatukee, 97 Boys White, Head Coach (2008-10)
  • AFSC Ahwatukee, Director of Goalkeeper (2001-03 and 2007-11)
  • AFSC Ahwatukee, 96 Girls White, Head Coach (2008-10)
  • AZFC Hammers, 90 Girls White Head Coach (2007-09)
  • AZFC Hammers, 97 Girls White Head Coach (2007-09)
  • AZFC Hammers, Director of Goalkeeping (2003-08)
  • AFSC Ahwatukee, Director of Goalkeeping (2001-03)
  • BRUSA, Goal Keeper Head Coach (2000-02) 




  • ODP Program as Head and assistant coach (2009, 2010, 2011)
  • ODP Goal Keeper Head Coach (2009, 2010)


  • Dobson High School Varsity Asst Coach / JV Head Coach 2003
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  • Brazilian Former player (Universidade de Pernambuco 1991-1994)
  • Brazilian Former Player (Santa Cruz Futebol Clube-Juvenil)
  • Elected Best Goal Keeper for the Northeast Region - University of Pernambuco, Brazil. 1995/96
  • Regular Field and Futsal