Montreat College men's soccer is proud to announce the addition of assistant coach Joao Ehlers. Originally from Caxias do Sul, Brazil, Joao is a graduate of Ohio State University. He played his final two seasons at OSU and was awarded Big Ten Co-Offensive Player of the Week (2014), The OSU Athlete of the Week (2014), Academic All-Big Ten Conference Team (2015) and OSU Scholar Athlete (2015). Joao's OSU program also won the Big Ten Conference Championship in 2015.
Prior to his time at OSU, Joao was a Dean's List student (2013) and two-time 2nd Team All-MSC at University of the Cumberlands.
Joao played within the Premier Development League (PDL) and was named Honorable Mention while playing for VSI Tampa Bay in 2013. Prior to moving to the US, Joao played at a very competitive level with both Sport Club Corinthians Paulista Academy and Esporte Clube Juventude Academy.
Joao most recently served as Technical Staff Intern at Columbus Crew SC and worked as an assistant coach for the U-23, U-18, U-16 and U-14 teams.
Joao had this to say about joining the Montreat College men's soccer staff: "I bring to Montreat College's soccer program my experience playing academy soccer in Brazil, high level collegiate soccer, and semi-pro soccer in the United States. I hope to share these experiences with the guys to help them reach excellence on the field and in the classroom as well."