Ricardo Guimaraes

Boys U17 Head Coach
Miami, Fla.
Assistant Beach Volleyball Coach at Florida International University

USA Volleyball Experience

  • USA Beach Volleyball Junior Head Coach
  • Boys National Head Coach U17 A1
    • Gold at the International High Performance Championship in Hermosa Beach, August 2017
    • Gold and Silver at the High Performance Championships in Hermosa Beach, July 2016
    • Gold and Bronze at the High Performance Championships in Hermosa Beach, July 2015
    • Placed ninth and 13th at the FIVB World Championships in Acapulco, Mexico July 2014
  • Girls National Assistant Coach U17 A1
    • Gold and silver at the FIVB World Championships in Acapulco, Mexico July 2014
    • Gold, silver and bronze at the High Performance Championships in Hermosa Beach, July 2014-2015
  • Men's National Head Coach and Women's National Assistant
    • Responsible for training and coaching Team USA for the World University Championships
    • Women: Gold and silver at the World University Games in Parnu, Estonia, July 2016
    • Men: Placed 13th and 23rd
  • USA Beach Volleyball High Performance Head Coach/Recruiter/Evaluator
    • Responsible for training and evaluating national tryouts and camps from ages of 15 through 26. Coach and rank individual athletes for each specific national volleyball program.
  • Head Coach of the USA National Training Team (Men & Women) U19/U26
    • Evaluated trained and coached individual athletes to reach their top capacity; Coached the non-travel A1 USA Team of every age group to compete at the World Championships in Hermosa Beach. 

Coaching Experience

  • Assistant Beach Volleyball Coach, Florida International University, Miami, Fla.
    • In 2017, FIU finished ranked ninth in the country according to the AVCA National Poll.
    • The 2017 was FIU’s best season in its history with a school record of 24 wins.
    • Advanced to the CCSA Championship match for the first time in program history.
  • First Assistant Coach indoors and beach), Stetson University, Deland, Fla.
    • The 28 dual match victories set a school record and the team's 11-match winning streak tied a school record. 
    • In 2016 with a 28-9 winning record and an at-large berth in the inaugural NCAA Beach Volleyball Championship. 
    • Stetson was the No.8 seed for the tournament and took No. 4 seed UCLA to the wire before falling 3-2. 
  • Head Coach Team RockStar Gold U18/17, Carson, Calif.
  • Head Coach, The Netherlands Women’s National B Team Club Volleyball DELA Martinus 2, 1st Division (Indoors), Amstelveen, The Netherlands
    • Placed top four in the Dutch League 2008  
    • Champion of the Dutch League 2009
    • Successfully trained eight players to the national team. 
Summer 2005
  • Women's Head Coach Club Voleibol Tenerife (CVT) Liga FEV & Youth – (indoors) Tenerife, Spain
    • Champions of Spain First Division 2006
    • Qualified to Superliga 2007/08
    • Three-times champions of Tenerife 2004/05/06. 
Summer 2004
  • The Netherlands Women’s Beach Volleyball Head Coach, FIVB
Summer 2003
  • Brazilian Men Beach Volleyball Head Coach, (AVP) & (CBV)
  • Men’s Second Coach, Compaktuna 7 Islas Volleyball Club First Division, Canary Islands, Spain
  • Women’s Second-Coach & Physical Trainer, Minetti / Veneto Banca Vicenza Volley 1st Division, Vicenza, Italy
    • Champions of Copa CEV Minetti Vicenza 2001
    • Champions of International Volleyball Tournament, KEPATINI 2000, Greece
    • Runner-up 16th Women’s International Volleyball Tournament of the City of Sanremo, Italy
  • Assistant Coach, Men’s Brazilian Beach National Team FIVB & CBV, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • Head Coach, Hoover High Girls Varsity, Glendale, Calif. (San Fernando Valley Girls District Champions with a record of 18-1)
  • Graduate Assistant Coach, University of Hawaii, Manoa, Hawaii

Playing Experience

  • Professional beach player AVP and CBV
    • Seventh at CBV – Victoria, Espirito Santo, Brazil
    • Ninth at AVP – Manhattan Open, California, USA
    • 13th at AVP – Hermosa Beach, California, USA
  • Professional Indoor Volleyball Player ,BREVOK, Breda, The Netherlands
  • University of Hawaii Volleyball Team, University of Hawaii, Oahu, Hawaii
  • Captain of L.A. Pierce College Volleyball, Los Angeles Pierce College, Woodland Hills, Calif.

Team Successes

  • 1988 California State Junior College Champion 

Awards and Honors

  •  1988 -1989 Junior College First Team All-Conference

A Personal Quote About USAV High Performance

ATTITUDE AND EFFORT – The best two attributes one needs to become what they want to be.