Coronado Youth Soccer League


Meet Our Staff

We are proud to bring you a group of highly accomplished coaches and administrators. Read the bios below to learn more about your coach and other leaders in our community.

Manny Neves

Director of Coaching

Phone: 619.985.3019

Manny Neves is an ex-professional soccer player, A licensed coach, USSF licensing instructor, and a master in the skill of soccer. Originally from Portugal, Neves moved to San Diego at a young age already with a love and passion for the beautiful game as well as the skills. Training with Neves is always fun, but challenging. He has led several triumphant teams in his 30+ years coaching. His ability to communicate tactic and demonstrate soccer technique as well as his direct involvement in the development of all players in the Nado Select program is unrivaled.

1997 – Present  Director of Coaching, Coronado Youth Soccer League,  Coach all ages 5 – 18, concentrating on the most important ages 6 - 12



                USSF “A” License

                USSF Coaching Instructor

                National Youth License


Previous Coaching Experience

                Director, Manny Neves Soccer Academy

Assistant Director and Coach Villa Soccer Club
Coach, Vogelsinger Soccer

Playing Experience

                NASL California Surf

                USL, WSL, and MISL (1980-1988)

                Villa BU19 at the age of 14

                1978 MVP, Soccer World Magazine McGuire Cup (Top 4 teams in the nation performed)

                High School All-American and CIF First Team



                Portuguese · Spanish · English

Brian Hiatt-Aleu

Director of Olders - Boys

Phone: 619.852.2554

Brian Hiatt-Aleu has been an extremely successful coach at all levels including professional, college, ODP, high school and premier club. His club teams have won 8 league titles, 3 of which were premier, and over 20 tournament titles. He holds a USSF National B coaching license and is currently the Coronado High School Men’s Varsity Soccer Coach. His successes at the high school level include 4 league and 2 CIF championships. He has helped many of his players go on to the collegiate and professional levels.

Coronado Select Soccer Club, San Diego, CA
Director of Boy’s Program/ Head Coach (1999 to present)

  • 14 League Titles (7 Premier League Titles)
  • 2012 BU19 Cerritos College Showcase Champions
  • 2012 BU18 Nomads College Showcase Finalists
  • 2010, 2011, 2012 BU18 National Cup Quarter Finalists
  • 2010 BU17 Nomads College Showcase Champions
  • 2010 GU18 Nomads College Showcase Champions
  • 2010 GU18 State Cup Finalists
  • 2009 BU17 State Cup Semifinalist
  • 2008 BU16 State Cup Semifinalist



Coronado High School, San Diego, CA

Boy’s Varsity Head Coach (2000 to present)

Islander Invitational Tournament Director (2000 to present)

  • 2007, 2008, 2011, 2012 CIF Champions
  • 2006, 2009, 2010 CIF Semifinalists
  • 2005, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2011, 2012 League Champions
  • 2006, 2007, 2010, 2011 Islander Invitational Tournament Champions

Southwestern College
, San Diego, CA

Men’s Assistant Coach (1994, 2003 – 2004)

  • 2003 Men’s Pacific Coast Conference Champions
  • 2004 Men’s Pacific Coast Conference Runner-up


San Diego Pumitas, 
National Premier Soccer League, San Diego, CA

Head Coach, Director of Player Personnel (2002 – 2005)

  • 2004 Copa Univision Champions
  • 2004 Tecate Cup Regional Champions
  • 2003 Budweiser Cup Champions
  • 2002 Highest point total for 1st year expansion team


Olympic Development Program
, San Diego, CA

Head Coach BU16, District 1 (1998 – 2000)

Montgomery High School
, San Diego, CA

Girl’s Varsity Head Coach (1994 – 2000)

  • 1995 - 2000 CIF Semifinalists
  • Achieved school record of 84 wins

United States International University
, San Diego, CA

Men’s Assistant Coach (1995 – 1997)

Women’s Assistant Coach (1996 - 1997)

  • 1996, 1997 Men’s Western Regional Semifinalists

Kiko Medina

Director of Olders - Girls

Phone: 619.549.0951

Kiko Medina has been coaching for over 11 years and holds a USSF National D coaching license. In addition to coaching at Nado Select, Medina is the Girls Varsity Soccer Coach at Coronado High School (CHS) and Director of Dynamic Soccer Camps. He has led several teams to several championships at club and high school levels. The most recent successes include:

Nado Select:
• 11 Presidio Champions (GU15 Premier and GU14 AAA)
• 10 State Cup Finalists (BU17)
• 09 Presidio League Champions (BU17)
• 08 State Cup Finalists


• 12 CIF and Western League Champions
• 11 SoCal Regional, CIF, and Western League Champions
• 10 CIF and Western League Champions and CIF Coach of the Year
• 09 CIF Finalists and Western League Champions
• 08 CIF Champions

Prior to coaching he played at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas and then moved on to play professionally for the SD Gauchos, Utah Blitzz (2004 National Champions), and semi-pro with the SD Pumitas.

Rogerio Mendes

Pro Coach and Trainer

Phone: 413.204.1395

Rogerio was born in Portugal and immigrated to the United States at a very young age. A devastating ankle injury in his mid teens almost short-circuited his career in the game but the outcome proved contrary. The injury was a catalyst toward a devised tactical approach to soccer, propelling him into the competitive coaching world. Today, with over 15 years of coaching on two continents, Rogerio's primary incentive is ensuring that athletes are educated in the mental and strategic components of soccer as well as the physical, technical and tactical. Soccer is a sport of utter mind and body coordination; there is not one without the other.

Coaching Education:

2012                 USSF National B License

2012                 NSCAA Goalkeeper Level 1 Diploma

2011                 NSCAA Advanced National Diploma

2009                 NSCAA National Diploma

2005                 UEFA B / Portuguese Football Federation (FPF) Level 2 License                   

2001                 NSCAA Advanced Regional Diploma

Coaching Experience:

2013/Present      Head Coach, Coronado High School Varsity Girls, California

2011/2012          Asst Coach, American International College Men’s Soccer / NSCAA D2 // Springfield, MA

2010/2011          Asst Coach, Massachusetts Youth Soccer U-17 Girls / Olympic Development Program

2008/2011          Head Coach, Junior Pioneers U-13 to U-15 Boys / MAPLE D1 // Massachusetts

  • State Semi-Finalist 2009 
  • Ranked #1 in Massachusetts in 2010 and 2011 by
  • Organized and executed a team trip to Portugal in February 2011
  • 3rd Place finish in the Region 1 North League 2011

2010                 Asst Coach, Western Mass Pioneers / USL U-23 Premier Development League // Massachusetts

2007                 Head Coach, Junior Pioneers U-16 Boys / MAPLE D2 // Massachusetts
2005                 Head Coach, SCR Gaeirense U-18 Boys / Portuguese Regional D2 // Portugal
2004/2005       Head Coach, SCR Gaeirense Men’s Futsal / Portuguese Regional D2 // Portugal
2004                 Asst Coach, SCR Gaeirense Men’s - Portuguese Regional D2 // Portugal
2003                 Head Coach, Junior Pioneers U-17 Boys – MAPLE D2 // Massachusetts
2001/2002       Asst Coach, West Springfield High Varsity Boys // Massachusetts - WMass Finalist D1 2001

Playing Experience:

  • C.R.P. Ribafria Men’s Futsal – Portuguese D4 (2003/2004) // Portugal
  • Lusitano White, Red and various other teams – PVSSL (1994 - 2002) // Massachusetts

            Champion with Lusitano White in 2001 

  • Westfield State University Varsity Men’s – NCAA D3 (1994) // Massachusetts
  • Gremio Lusitano Juniors - LASA U-18 (1990-1991) // Massachusetts

            Youngest player on team at age 14

Additional Information: 


  • Fluent in Portuguese (Speaking, Reading, Writing)
  • Intermediate in Spanish (Speaking, Reading)
  • Currently pursuing a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology (Part-Time).

Jerry Ruiz

Director of Youngers and Goalkeeping

Phone: 619.754.1208

Gerardo (Jerry) Ruiz is a D licensed coach, born in Rosarito Mexico and has played in Mexico, the U.S. and Hungary. He has been coaching for over 9 years and is the Director of Goalkeeping and Youngers.  Assistant coach for Coronado High school Boys and Girls Goalkeeping.


A high skilled player focusing on ‘One on One’ skills or “ankle breakers” as he calls it.


Coaching Experience:

  • Nado Select
  • Coronado High School JV 
  • Assistant Varsity Boys Coronado High School
  • Goalkeeping Coach Coronado High School
  • Goalkeeping -Director Nado Select U8-U19 Boys and girls
  • Youngers- Director Nado Select
  • National D License


Playing Experience:

  • Baja California Select Team 97-2001
  • Southwestern College 2003-2004
  • NPSL San Diego Pumitas FC
  • NPSL 1st team All-Star 2007
  • Tatabanya (Hungary) 2007-2008
  • NPSL San Diego Boca FC



  • Spanish · English

Scott Loughney

Pro Coach and Trainer

Phone: 619.370.6390

  • Nado Select Coach for 14 yrs
  • Numerous Presidio League & Tournament Championships
  • National D license
  • Played at Long Beach State
  • Elementary School Teacher
  • Father of 3 Nado Select players

Joao Brantuas

Pro Coach and Trainer

Phone: 619.846.7776

Prior to coaching, Joao Brantuas grew up playing soccer in Lisbon, Portugal (his country of origin) as well as the United States. As a young adult, he had the opportunity to play NCAA Division One at United States International University under Coach Leonardo Cuellar, Mexican International, where he was eventually named MVP. Since his playing days, Joao has spent over 20 years coaching soccer and has led many teams to great success in both league and tournament play. Key contributors to his success as a coach are his enthusiasm and ability to communicate the game to players. Players coached under Joao not only learn all critical aspects of the game, but they also develop a passion and understanding for the beautiful game.

Rosie Tantillo

Pro Coach and Trainer

Phone: 619.888.3019



  • USSF National D License
  • American Red Cross, CPR and First Aid Certified



  • 2012- Present - Assistant Coach, Varsity Girls Soccer, San Diegueto Academy
  • 2011-Present - Clinical Instructor for Shooting and Futsal, San Diego Futsal
  • 2011- 2013 - Head Coach of GU9 and GU11, Notts Forest Soccer Club
  • 2010- 2012 - Head Coach Junior Varsity Girls Soccer, Coronado High School
  • 2010- 2011 -  Head Coach of GU10 A, B, and C team, Mountain View Los Altos (MVLA)



  • 1994-2003, F.C. Bratz Soccer Club
  • 2001-2003, Santa Anita Soccer Club
  • 1999-2003, Varsity Girls Soccer, Ja Jolla High School
  • 2003-2006, Scholarship, University of Southern California  (2003- PAC 10 Freshman of the Year) and PAC-10 First Team all 4 years.
  • 2005-2006 All American
  • 2006, USA Under 21 National Pool Team
  • 2008-2010, USYSA Under 23 National Team
  • 2007-2008, W-League, Pali Blues, 2008 W-League Champions
  • 2009, W-League, Buffalo Flash
  • 2010, WPS, Gold Pride, 2010 WPS Champions
  • 2011- Present, WPSL, San Diego Sea Lions



University of Southern California

Los Angeles 2003 – 2006, BS in Public Policy Development and Planning

Ashford University – Clinton, Iowa 2011-2013

MA in Business Administration w/a specialization in Public Administration