Marina Lima Kugler: Director of Pre-Academy


Marina Lima Kugler

License/Coaching Education:  

USSF D License, NSCAA National Diploma; NSCAA Futsal Level 1 Diploma; NSCAA Futsal License


Coaching Experience:

Lee University Women’s Soccer Graduate Assistant;

Head Coach ERFC/CFCA;

Girls Preparatory School (GPS) Director Middle School Soccer;

Rio 40 Coach Boys & Girls;

TN Girls ODP Evaluation Staff;

Heritage High School Girls Soccer Head Coach


Playing Experience:

Team Chicago Brazil 2005;

U20 Brazilian National Team FIFA World Cup pool 2006;

WPSL Central Florida Strikers attacking midfielder 2007;

Lee University Attacking midfielder 2006 - 2009


Playing Achievements/Accolades:

NAIA National Champion 2008 & 2009; All- Conference 2nd team; All Conference - 1st team; All-Region; All-Tournament; 1st Team All American


Coaching Achievements/Accolades:

Lee University Women’s Soccer Graduate Assistant 2011 - 2013 (NAIA National Champion 2011, Final Four 2012);

Heritage High School Women's Soccer Head Coach 2019 - current (Region Champions)


Marina Lima Kugler will return to the Chattanooga Red Wolves Academy coaching staff for the 2020 - 2021 season. She has nearly 10 years of coaching experience from the club and collegiate level where she served as an Assistant Coach with a National Championship winning program. Marina has also played at the very highest level, representing her native country of Brazil at the u20 national team level 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.