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Erich Leite

University of South Florida women’s soccer head coach Denise Schilte-Brown has added Erich Leite to her staff as a volunteer assistant primarily handling goalkeeper development.

Leite joins the Bulls with more than six years of coaching experience, including spending the last two years as a graduate assistant at Concordia University in Ann Arbor, Mich. Leite holds a NSCAA Futsal Level I Diploma, an NSCAA Goalkeeping Level III Diploma, an ISSA Personal Trainer Certificate, an USAW Level I Certificate and a USSF National C License.

Prior to entering the collegiate field, Leite began his soccer career in Brazil and became a Futsal Youth 14 state champion prior to joining a U-20 academy, playing with Sao Cristóvão de Futebol e Regatas and Clube Atlético Juventus.

Following a move to the United States, Leite played at the NAIA level as a midfielder with Rochester University, earning two all-conference selections during his collegiate playing career. He then joined the coaching staff in 2016 and served until 2018. He was an assistant coach, focusing on goalkeeper development for the Warriors.

Following his tenure with Rochester, Leite joined the coaching staff at Concordia University in 2018. He remained with the Cardinals until 2020, again focusing on goalkeeper development.

In addition to his collegiate coaching experience, Leite has also served as a head coach of one of the Detroit Elite Futsal Academy youth teams, as well as a head coach and goalkeeping instructor for the Michigan Lightning Youth Academy.

Leite earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration at Rochester and, while a graduate assistant coach at Concordia, earned his master’s degree in student personnel administration in higher education.