Hugo Salgado, Portuguese basketball
coach, who holds a degree in communication sciences, was born on the
4th of July 1987 and first came in contact with basketball at a young
age of 5 in Sporting Clube Vasco da Gama, an historic team in Portugal.
At the age of 16, HS decided to get a referee and coach degree, due to
the strong passion he felt towards the sport.
For 3 seasons, coach HS has been practising three different roles in
the game, as a player, coach and referee.
His coaching career begun by being the assistant coach for the under-14
team of Vasco da Gama. Also having coached the mini-basket team.
In the 2007/08 season, he let go of his basketball player and coach
status in order to improve his referee career. He improved his rank to
In the 2009/10 season, he discovered that his great passion was to
coach and so he enrolled in Juvemaia Acdc as the assistant coach for
the women under-16, under-19 and senior, making his comeback in a calm
and evolved manner.
Nowadays, coach HS is the main coach for the under-19 women’s team and
assistant coach of the senior Juvemaia Acdc team.
His beliefs towards basketball are based in high
demand and hard work. His primacy is defence.
One last note from the coach HS:
We can learn anywhere, as long as we’re willing to do so… Basketball is
a game that teaches us to be better in life, and as we continue to have
a more positive attitude towards life, the better we will be at