Saleh El-Gendy


Joined Oregon SC: Fall 2019.

Biography: Saleh was born Sept. 4, 1991, in Cairo, Egypt.  

Experience: Saleh has played soccer in three countries on three continents: his native Egypt, the United Arab Emirates and Germany. He played for a semi-professional team in the UAE before playing for his university's team for four years, winning two silver medals and a bronze medal in the national universities' championship. Saleh then studied abroad in Berlin, Germany, where he played for the second team in a club. He went on to coach his university team for a season. Saleh returned to Egypt and coached in Academy programs run by Liverpool, Atlético Madrid, FC Barcelona and La Liga. 

Qualifications: Saleh holds a Confederation of African Football Continental "B" license; an Egyptian Sports Syndicate Accredited Coaching Badge; and completed the KNVB (Royal Dutch Football Association) Introductory Football Coaching Course.

Coaching Philosophy: "Soccer is not just a game; we can teach personal character that helps our players in their lives, and not just on the pitch."

Ramon Mendonça de Almeida

Ramon Mendonça de Almeida


Joined Oregon SC: Fall 2020.

Biography: Ramon was born Jan. 21, 1995, and is from Juiz de Fora, Brazil.

Experience: He started playing futsal and soccer when he was 4, in a club in Juiz de Fora. From the age of 13, he played futsal at the state level for Club Bom Pastor and soccer for Sport Club Juiz de Fora, and continued playing at a high level until he was 22. Ramon started playing for his college in 2013 and continued to play for the school's futsal and soccer teams after graduating, captaining both.

Qualifications: Ramon holds a degree in Physical Education from the Federal University of Juiz de Fora (UFJF). He has taken futsal and soccer coaching courses in Brazil and will complete his USSF National "D" license in April 2020. Ramon was a manager and coach at Club Athletico Paranaense of Juiz de Fora (U6-U15) and also coached the futsal team at the Medical School of the University President Antônio Carlos de Juiz de Fora.

Coaching philosophy: "I like football played with possession, but with the aim of attacking the opponent, and I always ask my players to play with joy and courage, without fear of making mistakes, because making mistakes is part of the process."