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Clint Peay Named First Head Coach of Revs II

The former UVA player under Bruce Arena has an extensive resume across college, youth, and professional ranks

SOCCER: MAY 20 Friendly - USA U20s at RailHawks
Clint Peay (middle) with the assistants of the USYNT U20 team in 2014 before a scrimmage with the Carolina RailHawks in North Carolina.
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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:

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.