Claudio Pinheiro joined the Georgia Tech volleyball coaching staff as an assistant coach in August 2017.
Pinheiro, a native of Rio de Janeiro, coached with the Brazil Women’s National Team since 2005 and served as the head coach for the U23 Brazil Women’s National Team from 2011-14. In addition to coaching at the top level in Brazil, he has also coached at the professional level in Turkey, Puerto Rico, and Spain.
With the Brazilian National Team, he claimed gold medals at the 2012 London and 2008 Beijing Olympic Games.
Pinheiro aided the Georgia Tech volleyball staff during the 2016 season as a consultant. The Jackets saw their best season since 2004, recording the best overall (.750) and ACC (.750) winning percentages in 12 years.
Pinheiro’s impressive career spans decades and several countries with countless accolades. Those most notable include: