Jean is originally from Brazil, and he met Tasha, from Indiana, in a missions and discipleship training program in 1999. In the past 20 years, God has taken them all over the world to share the Good News, often through sports ministry. They first heard of the Chicago Eagles while serving with an MAI-affiliated soccer ministry in Japan for 3 years. In 2013, Jean went on his first Summer Academy trip to Brazil. Through that experience, God clearly led the De Souza family to join the Chicago Eagles long term, joining staff in January 2015. Jean coaches the U11 boys team and is in his second year as Summer Academy Tour Director. Tasha homeschools their four children, Eva (13), Ian (11), Lucca (7) and Elias (5), and she helps out wherever she can, including coordinating team meals for the Summer Academy. They love the family-like atmosphere of the Eagles and enjoy getting to know the families of the youth players.