Vicente grew up playing soccer in Brazil. He is a USSF "B" license candidate and holds his National Youth License along with a International "A" License from the CBF (Brazil).
He currently works for Total Futbol and works with a variety of their club programs. His coaching career began in 2000 and spans two continents. Fabio has extensive experience coaching in the D.C.. area, including several NCSL and WAGS teams as well as directing summer and winter camps and clinics. He began coaching in Brazil with Clube de Regatas Flamengo.
Sandoval states "We are excited to add Fabio Vicente to our staff. He brings great coaching and recruiting expertise to Washington Adventist University. He has a great knowledge of the recruiting circuit and his ability to scout the elite student-athlete makes him a great fit for our program. On top of this, he brings a demanding and enthusiastic personality to the game that our current players will enjoy".
Besides his extensive coaching experience, Fabio brings an extensive amount of playing experience at both the professional and amateur level. He has represented his country as a fustal player, and played for storied clubs such as Vasco de Gama and Botafogo in his native Brazil. He played soccer collegiately at the University of DC and represented the Baltimore Blast, Maryland Tigers, and Dulles A.C. on the indoor soccer circuit. During the 2015-16 season, he played professionally for Sporting Maryland FC in the Major League Futsal USA.
Fabio has completed the Positive Coaching Alliance License and holds a post-graduate degree in Sports Management.