Tiago was born and raised in Pindamonhangaba, Brazil. He was 22 years old when began volunteer coaching soccer for a club that was built for coaching poor children from his community in Brazil. When describing his experience, Tiago said, "This was a very special moment for me because soccer was everything that the kids had in that moment ...After that I realized coaching is my life because coaching is not just about soccer... we can change lives!"
Currently, Tiago lives in Kona with his wife, Renata and their daughter, Brianna. His favorite food is Brazilian BBQ and his favorite soccer team is Sao Paulo Futebol Club!