Ricardo Oliveira was hired as ATL UTD 2’s fitness coach Feb. 7, 2019.
Oliveira joins from Georgia State where he was an assistant for the men’s soccer team and was responsible for sports performance and acted as goalkeeper coach. Oliveira was a strength and conditioning intern at the University of Kentucky in early 2015, working with men’s soccer, baseball, men’s and women’s swimming, cross country and track and field. He was also a staff coach for the Olympic Development Program in North Carolina from 2014-16.
Oliveira was an assistant men’s soccer coach at Barton College in Wilson, North Carolina where he also played collegiately. Oliveira played for the Atlanta Silverbacks in the National Premier Soccer League in 2017 and 2018. He is originally from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil and is fluent in Portuguese, Spanish and English.