Assistant Coach - Phillip Dos Santos
Appointed Whitecaps FC assistant coach on December 7, 2018
Dos Santos was named to the Whitecaps FC coaching staff in December 2018, bringing 13 years of football coaching and playing experience in Canada, the United States, Mozambique, and Portugal.
Dos Santos joins his older brother Marc in Vancouver after most previously serving as assistant coach for United Soccer League club Indy Eleven.
Prior to that, Dos Santos spent four seasons as an assistant in the North American Soccer League from 2014 to 2017, while also serving as technical director during his time with Ottawa Fury FC from 2013 to 2015. In Ottawa, he helped guide Fury FC to the 2015 NASL Fall Season championship and a runner-up finish in that year’s NASL Soccer Bowl. With San Francisco Deltas, he helped guide the club to the 2017 NASL Soccer Bowl championship. At both clubs, he was part of his brother Marc’s staff. In 2016, Dos Santos served as an assistant coach with Fort Lauderdale Strikers.
At the international level, the Canadian-Portuguese dual citizen held various coaching and scouting positions with Canada Soccer’s youth national teams from 2011 to 2014, including his time as head coach for the U-20 side at the 2013 Jeux de la Francophonie in Nice, France. Dos Santos holds a UEFA A Licence and fluent in English, French, Portuguese, and Spanish.