The New England Revolution will turn to a veteran head coach to lead their first USL team in 2020.
Clint Peay and his 17 years of coaching experience will be tasked with guiding the Revs II squad as New England looks to add to their development capabilities. Peay played under Bruce Arena as a college player at the University of Virginia and later as a professional at DC United. In 2019, Peay was a member of the North Carolina FC staff under former USMNT interim head coach Dave Sarachan.
“I am very grateful to Bruce Arena, Curt Onalfo, and the entire Revolution organization for entrusting me with the great responsibility of leading Revolution II in its inaugural season,” Peay said in the team’s press release. “I am thrilled to bring my passion for player development and competition to Foxborough, and I look forward to getting to work with the staff and players to build a competitive team for this season and beyond.”
As a coach, Peay started in the college ranks as an assistant with Georgetown, George Mason, and Davidson before taking on the head coaching job at Richmond from 2009-2012.
From 2012-2019 Peay was a member of the US Youth National Team staff in various roles, including head coach of the U-14 Boys’ National Team in 2016 before advancing to manage the U-15 Boys’ National Team in 2018, taking over for current Revs assistant Dave van den Bergh.
Peay played five years in MLS, all for DC United from 1996 to 2000. Peay was captain of the U.S. Under-20 Men’s National Team and featured for the United States in the 1995 Pan American Games and 1995 World University Games, before being named to Arena’s roster for the 1996 Summer Olympics.
From the team release as well, Revs II will train along side the MLS Revs team at the new Revolution Training Center in tandem with Arena and technical director Curt Onalfo. Future details including the full Revs II staff, USL League One schedule, and the Revs II roster will be finalized and announced at a later time.
In the meantime, we also have the first Revs II logo:
A major piece is in place as the #NERevs look to launch their @USLLeagueOne team in 2020. More on Clint Peay at @NESoccerJournal: https://t.co/RsOwEPWjsR— Jonathan Sigal (@JonathanSigal) November 25, 2019
Also embedded in the club release is the logo for Revolution II. Long live the crayon flag. #USL pic.twitter.com/G8rhedzR86
Come on guys, we can do better than that...put a stylized blue “2” where the soccer ball is in the crayon flag or something. The “H” Revs aren’t playing in Hartford. Still proud of TBM alum Jon Sigal for being a proud member of the “Long Live The Crayon Flag” bandwagon.
Anyway, welcome Coach Peay to the Revs family and we look forward to covering New England in USL League One next year.