BS in Sports Management – Southern New Hampshire University
Originally from Congo (DRC) and grew up playing soccer in Europe. He came to the US in 1993 and studied Management at Southeastern University in Florida. Deo has a track record of success of many years as the Executive Director and Academy Director with the Atlanta Soccer Academy, since 2003, a club he co-founded with his brother in Cumming, GA. Deo and his brother started ASA in the fall of 2003. The club went from 76 players that first season to over 1,400 hundred in six years, becoming one of the most competitive and fastest-growing clubs in Georgia, competing at all levels of play.
Deo is the visionary behind the unique club structure, which was designed to eliminate the typical obstructions and difficulties that plague most clubs, and increase visibility of the decision makers within the club. In 2010, Deo orchestrated the club expansion program as United Futbal Academy, an effort that propelled the organization into the top 2 largest youth programs in the state of Georgia.
As a coach, Deo has 13 years of experience as a professional girls coach at the elite level. His teams have consistently competed in top-level leagues and tournaments with great success. Because of the growth of the club and its operations, Deo retired from coaching in 2015 as the Georgia State Cup Champion and the Regional Premier League South Champion with the U13G 02 Premier. He currently serves as UFA Executive Director.