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Marina Lima returns to CFC Academy training staff

By Staff, 07/27/22, 7:45PM EDT


Marina Lima will return to the Chattanooga FC Academy for the 2022-23 season. She previously ran the popular winter futsal program for the club and provided technical training club-wide for three seasons. Marina will do both in her return as well as serve as a technical trainer in the Pre-Academy IDP.

"I am thankful for the opportunity to be back with CFC," said Lima. "My goal is to continue to give back to our community and grow the 'beautiful game' in our town. God has used soccer to bless me and my family and I am thrilled to see what His next steps are."

Marina has her USSF C License and NSCAA National Diploma. She adds more than a decade of coaching experience at the club and collegiate level where she was part of the coaching staff at Lee University that won a national championship.  

As a player, Marina was a first-team All American and national champion in college.  Before moving to the U.S., she represented her home country as a member of the Brazilian u20 National Team where she was a part of the 2006 World Cup Squad.

She has also spent time playing in the WPSL for the Central Florida Strikers. Her experience as a player has given her a unique ability to teach players how to master the techniques of the game.

Coaching Licenses 

  • USSF C License
  • NSCAA National Diploma 
  • NSCAA Futsal Level 1 Diploma 

Coaching Experience

  • Private and group lessons (boys and girls) : 2008 - current
  • Lee University Women’s Soccer Graduate Assistant 2011 - 2013 (NAIA National Champion 2011, Final Four 2012)
  • Head Coach U9, U11, U12, U13, U14 ERFC / CFCA 2011-2015
  • Girls Preparatory School (GPS) Director Middle School Soccer 2015 - 2018
  • Rio 40 coach 2-18 years old boys and girls 2015 - current
  • TN Girls ODP Camp and State Pool Tryouts evaluator 2015 - 2017
  • CFC Academy Supplemental Coach 2015 - 2018
  • Heritage High School Women's Soccer Head Coach 2019 - 2020 (Region Champions and GA Elite 8)
  • Baylor High School Women's Soccer JV Head Coach 2019 
  • Baylor Middle School Women's Soccer Head Coach 2020 - current

Playing Experience

  • Team Chicago Brasil 2005 
  • U20 Brazilian National Team FIFA World Cup pool 2006 
  • WPSL Central Florida Strikers attacking midfielder 2007
  • Lee University Attacking midfielder 2006 - 2009 (NAIA National Champion 2008 & 2009; All- Conference 2nd team, All Conference - 1st team; All-Region; All-Tournament; 1st Team All American) 

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