Nuno has over 16 years of Professional Coaching experience in both the Duncanville and Arlington ISD as a Coach and Teacher. For the past 5 years he has been the Head Boys Soccer coach at the very rich and proud Duncanville High School. The past two years he has helped guide the Panthers to a 20-2 and 19-3 records and back to back State Regional Quarter Finals. Coach Passos has helped re-established Duncanville soccer back to prominence with Area, State and National rankings.
Previously, Coach Passos helped guide Arlington Sam Houston into a perennial District and Area contender, before leaving the school in 2009. Coach Passos has been named the District Coach of the Year 3 times (2014, 2009, and 2007) and was also chosen by his peers this year as the Texas High School Soccer Coaches Association Region 1 Coach of the Year this past year in 2014. Prior to this year he had been a Finalist in 2013, 2012 and 2009.
Coach Passos has been with Solar since 2008 and has won 3 State Championships, 3 Classic League Championships, 2 Premier League West Championships, 1 Regional Premier League Championships and a 3rd place finish in the National Premier League. Coach Passos has also qualified and coached three different teams in Dallas Cup including a Semi-Final finish in 2014.
Nuno has also coached and won the USYS Region III Regional Championships in back to back years 2014 and 2013 and also a United States Youth Soccer National Championship Bronze Medalist in both 2014 and 2013.
Finally, this year coach Passos was also recognized as the Dr. Pepper North Texas Competitive Club Coach of the Year.
Coach Passos was born in Oeiras, Portugal and played his youth, select and high school soccer in Toronto, Canada. Nuno has a Bachelor of Science and a Texas State Board Educator Certificate from Tarleton State University (1999).
Currently, Nuno holds a “USSF National C” license and is both an Academy and Club Coach in Tarrant County for Solar Red.