Coach Nando Hernandez, was born in Bogotá. Colombia. His professional soccer journey started at the early age of 17 years old. He played for Santa Fe SC from 1983-1995. He was a member of the Colombian National team 1989-1990. He moved to USA to play for San Jose Clash, Colorado Rapids and St Louis Ambush and Steamers from 1996 to 2004 when he finished his soccer career and started his journey as a Soccer Coach at John Burroughs High School (Assistant Coach and Co Coach), Goalkeeper Coach at Washington University, SLSG Goalkeeper Coach and SLSG ECNL program Director. He started his Soccer Academy, International Soccer academy during the fall of 2011, Coach Hernandez has been very successful developing soccer players from Saint Louis who are currently playing for top D1 programs. His philosophy and teaching methods have brought the attention from many Clubs and College Coaches who are impressed with his game knowledge and his commitment to develop soccer players and soccer teams first and let results to be a consequence rather than an ultimate goal. For Coach Nando Hernandez, kids must understand the game first, develop their skills second and enjoy the beautiful game as their ultimate goal. His Academy, International Soccer Academy, offers an unique environment where all kids can learn and participate in soccer events while pursuing significance more than mere success.