Assistant coach Claudio Pinheiro brings a lifetime of winning, coaching setters to Georgia Tech
Claudio Pinheiro coached Brazil to two Olympic gold medals
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, Porto 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:
- Fifth place finish at the 2016 Women’s Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro
- Champion of the 2012 Women’s Olympic Games in London
- Champion of the 2008 Women’s Olympic Games in Beijing
- Champion in the 2011 Women’s Pan American Games in Guadalajara, Mexico
- Runner-up in the 2007 and 2015 Women’s Pan American Games in Brazil and Toronto, respectively
- Champion of the 2006, 2009 and 2011 Pan-American Cup of Volleyball
- Eight-time champion and three-time runner-up of the World Grand Prix; Champion (2004, 2005, 2006, 2008, 2009, 2013, 2014, 2016), Runner-up (2010, 2011, 2012), third-place (2015)
- Six-time consecutive South American Champion (2005, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2013, 2015)
- Two-time champion of the World Grand Champions Cup in Japan
- Runner-up in the 2006 and 2010 Women’s Volleyball World Championships in Japan; third-place in the 2014 Women’s Volleyball World Championships in Japan
- Four-time champions of the Montreux Volleyball Masters (2005, 2006, 2009, 2013)