King University

King University Athletics
1350 King College Rd Bristol, TN 37620
Division 2 Tennessee Southeast
Private Small Competitive team


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Richie Rose

Year-By-Year Coaching Records

Rose joined the Tornado staff prior to the 2017 season and led the Tornado to a fourth place finish in the Conference Carolinas standings in 2018, their highest since joining the league in 2011-12. King hosted a Conference Carolinas Men's Soccer Championship quarterfinal game for the first time in program history and followed that with their first win in program history in 2018.


Union of European Football Associations (UEFA) A License

United Stats Soccer Federation (USSF) A License

Athlete Honors

8 All-Conference Carolinas selections

1 Conference Carolinas Elite 23 honoree

20 Academic All-Conference Carolinas honorees

4 Conference Carolinas Player of the Week selections

4 Tennessee Sports Writers Association Player of the Week

1 D2CCA All-Region selection

1 ECAC Player of the Week

King Highlights

1 Conference Carolinas Messick Sportsmanship Award

Earned first win at King in the 2017 season opener at Concord University

Led King to their first home Conference Carolinas Men's Soccer Championship home game, and first win, defeating Lees-McRae in 2018

2018-19 King University Coach of the Year

Year-By-Year Season Recaps

2019-20: King won four matches, including a double overtime thriller against regional rival Tusculum. Ben Delisle ranked second in Conference Carolinas in goals scored, garnering first team All-Confence Carolinas and first team D2CCA All-Southeast Region accolades. Adonis Wheeler and Carlos Saavedra also earned all-conference honors, being selected to the second and third teams, respectively. King was also awarded the Conference Carolinas Sportsmanship Award following the season.

2018-19: The Tornado went 5-5 in Conference Carolinas play, finishing fourth in the Conference Carolinas standings. In their first home Conference Carolinas Men's Soccer Championship quarterfinal game, King came away with a 3-0 win over Lees-McRae to advance to the semifinals for the first time in program history. Carlos Saavedra was selected first team all-conference while Adonis Wheeler and Jairo Ruiz Caram garnered third team honors. Sam Mburu won the inaugural Conference Carolinas Elite 23 Award, which is awarded to the player with the highest GPA at the final championship site.

2017-18: Rose earned his first win at King in his first game, a 1-0 victory at Concord University. The Tornado played three double overtime games, falling once and coming away with two ties. King closed the season with three straight wins, including a 1-0 win over regional rival Carson-Newman. Ben Allan and Faber Bickerstaff both garnered third team all-conference honors.

Prior to King

Rose spent six years as the head coach at NCAA Division I member Virginia Military Institute (VMI). While at VMI, Rose guided Keydets to their most conference wins in 12 years during the 2013 season. His student-athletes also recorded the highest team cumulative and semester GPA in the VMI athletic department in 2015.

Rose also has NCAA Division II experience as an assistant coach at Lander University from 2004-08. He helped guide the Bearcats to the NCAA Tournament for three straight seasons from 2005-07, reaching the third round in 2005 and the second round in 2007. In 2006, the Bearcats won the Peach Belt Conference Tournament title.

Outside of college athletics, Rose has experience overseas, playing for the Middlesbrough Football Club from 1991-94 and the York City Football Club from 1994-97. He also coached for the York City Football Club from 1998-2002 and was an academy coach for the Middlesbrough Football Club in the English Premier League from 2002-04. From 2009-15, Rose was a coach educator for the Virginia Youth Soccer Association, helping to instruct coaches to earn their United State Soccer Federation D and E licenses.


Rose earned his Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science from Lander University and his Master of Science in Coaching Education from the Ohio University.

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Filipe Barateiro

Barateiro joined the Tornado staff in August of 2020 following his gradution from Union College (Ky.) where he played for the Bulldogs' soccer team.

Barateiro played the last three years at Union College in Barbourville, Ky where the goalkeeper started all but two games in his career with the Bulldogs. He helped lead Union to two Appalachian Athletic Conference (AAC) Tournament championship game appearances. During his senior year, Union won the AAC Tournament championship as Barateiro garnered second team All-AAC honors as well as academic All-AAC recognition.

He posted his best goals against average in 2019 at 1.07 when he only allowed 15 goals and had a save percentage of 80.3 percent. In his three year career, Barateiro owned a 1.38 goals against average with seven shutouts, four coming in 2019.

On the sidelines, Barateiro coached Grupo Sportivo de Carcavelos in 2016 and Colegio Marista de Carcavelos in 2014 and 2015. Both are U16 teams as he helped the 2016 squad win an international tournament, the Ibercup.

Following that stint, Barateiro coached a youth academy team in Portugal, FC Porto where he led them to three regional tournament titles. In the summer of 2019, Barateiro was the head coach of Knox County Middle School team, and helped at Knox Central High School and Barbourville High School.

What others are saying about Filipe

“Filipe has a bright future in coaching. He is very knowledgeable about the sport and has natural leadership qualities. He will be a fantastic asset for King University on and off the field.”

-Union College head coach Jonathan Shaw

“I am very excited to welcome Filipe to King and the King men’s soccer program. During the interview process, Filipe demonstrated a great passion for the game of soccer and a desire to positively influence the lives of our student-athletes. Most importantly, Filipe has excellent character and will be a great addition to our staff and program.”

-King head coach Richie Rose

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