Michael Araujo,
Soccer Coach

Michael Araujo, brings a very formidable resume to SportsEdTV. Raised in South Africa, Michael was a member of the South African Youth National Team where he was their Captain at age 16.  In 1987 Michael was a member of the College of Boca Raton (now Lynn University) National Championship Team, where he was also selected to the NAIA All-American Team.  After college he went on to play professional soccer for twelve years in the U.S., Africa, Europe, Canada, and Northern Ireland, including three seasons with the Cincinnati Silverbacks and Sacramento Kicks indoor professional soccer teams. He was selected to the CSL All-Star team and was chosen as the MVP of the South African Super Bowl in 1999.

In 2008, he lead the Team Boca Boys U18 team to win the State Championship and led them to the Semi Finals of the Southern Regionals.  In 2011, Michael led the Boys U18’s (92/93) to win the State Championship and once again advancing to the Southern Regionals. In 2013, he coached the Boys U18’s to a State title, a Regional Championship and a visit to the USYS National Championship Tournament. In 2014, the U19 boy’s repeated as State Champions.

Michael was a Staff Coach and Trainer with Team Boca since 1992, before becoming Boys Director of Coaching.  He holds a USSF National Youth and National B License, as well as a NSCAA Advanced National License and Director of Coaching diploma. Michael was an assistant coach to the Lynn University Men’s soccer program from 2008-2010.