Hermes moved from Italy to Australia with a strong passion for football. As a teenager, he began coaching from a young age for various academies having gone through the academy system himself. However, a substantial injury forced him out of the game and set him on a path to correct deficiencies and injuries in other footballers. Hermes believes in the holistic approach to developing a footballer, which includes the technical, psychological, physical and nutritional components. He has therefore completed a Bachelor degree in Sport science, specialising in strength and conditioning, and a Master in Nutrition and Dietetics. He is a registered Dietitian with the aim of educating youth on healthy eating and performance nutrition. He has also worked with both semi-professional football clubs and with elite youth squads as a strength and conditioning coach to develop speed, power and agility.