Roberto Dos Santos
After 10 seasons as the head men’s soccer coach at Cowley College, Roberto Dos Santos made the transition to serve as head coach of the women’s soccer team during the 2018 season.
Dos Santos previously coached the women’s soccer team at Cowley College in its inaugural season and helped the Lady Tigers to a respectable record of 8-9. His presence helped Cowley win two more conference games than the previous season in his return to coaching the Lady Tigers.
Prior to returning to coach the women’s soccer team, Dos Santos led the Tiger men’s soccer team to back-to-back second place finishes in the conference during the 2016 and 2017 seasons and finished with a record of 79-68-10 as coach of the men’s team.
Prior to coaching at Cowley, Dos Santos spent the previous seven years as the Southwestern College Moundbuilders’ head men’s soccer coach and also spent five of those seasons as the head women’s coach as well.
Dos Santos is a native of Brasilia, Brazil. He came to the United States in 1991 to play soccer at Saint Mary of the Plains College in Dodge City, where he was awarded first-team all-conference and first-team all-region honors. In 1992 he transferred to his alma mater, Bethany College in Lindsborg.
At Bethany, he was a first-team all-conference selection all three years at the school. He capped his collegiate career by being named an all-American in 1994.
In Brazil, Dos Santos played for CR Guara, AA Internacional de Limeira, and Santa Fe FC. In the USA he played in the Premier Development League with the Wichita Jets and Sioux City Breeze.
Prior to coaching at Southwestern, Dos Santos served as assistant coach for the Sioux Falls Spit Fire – PDL team, and was an assistant men’ soccer coach at the University of Evansville. He also served as the head women’s coach at Bethany College.
Dos Santos has a USSF (United States Soccer Federation) “B” License.
He and his wife, Kirsten, have two boys, Diego, and Gabriel.