Technical Staff

ALI CURTIS - SPORTING DIRECTOR

Before joining the Red Bulls, Curtis spent seven seasons with MLS between Player Relations and Competition and as the Special Assistant to the Office of the Commissioner. Most recently, Curtis was the Senior Director of Player Relations and Competition where his key responsibilities included overseeing MLS club budgets, negotiating over 200 player contracts per year, leading key areas of renegotiation of the current Collective Bargaining Agreement and leading the MLS Player Development Committee.

Curtis also supervised the MLS Homegrown Player Program, which has resulted in 20-40 signings per year and was responsible for the league-to-league strategic partnership that led to the MLS/USL PRO Club affiliations.

Along with over seven years of experience in MLS, Curtis worked as an analyst for JP Morgan Chase Private Bank from 2004-2007 in Chicago and Los Angeles prior to joining the league.

A former MLS player himself, Curtis was the second overall pick in the 2001 MLS SuperDraft by the Tampa Bay Mutiny. The forward spent four seasons in MLS with the Mutiny, D.C. United and FC Dallas (formerly the Dallas Burn). In four seasons, Curtis made 65 total appearances (35 starts) while scoring nine goals and adding eight assists.

Curtis is a graduate of Duke University where we was a standout college player and earned the 1999 Hermann and the 2000 MAC Award as the nation’s best player.


JESSE MARSCH - HEAD COACH

Before joining the Red Bulls, Marsch was the head coach of the Montreal Impact during the club’s inaugural season in 2012. Marsch led the Impact to 12 wins in the club’s first season, the most wins by an expansion club since 1998.

Marsch also has experience coaching with US Men’s National Team, serving as Bob Bradley’s assistant for the 2010 FIFA World Cup and the 2011 Gold Cup. The USMNT advanced to the
knockout round in the 2010 FIFA World Cup and to the tournament final in the 2011 Gold Cup.

The Racine, Wisconsin native enjoyed an impressive playing career as well, winning three MLS Cups and four US Open Cup Championships during 14 years in the league with D.C. United, Chicago Fire and Chivas USA. Marsch made 321 appearances in 14 seasons, scoring 31 goals and adding 40 assists.

During his playing days, Marsch played for four Coaches of the Year in Bruce Arena (1997 D.C. United), Bob Bradley (1998 Chicago Fire), Dave Sarachan (2003 Chicago Fire) and Preki (2007 Chivas USA).

Along with a successful career in MLS, Marsch earned two Caps with US Men’s National Team. In college, Marsch was a two-year captain at Princeton University, a two-time first team All-Ivy member and a first team All-American in 1995. Marsch most recently served as a volunteer assistant coach at his alma mater, leading the Tigers to a 2014 Ivy League Championship.


DENIS HAMLETT - ASSISTANT COACH

Hamlett was born in Puerto Limon, Costa Rica, and grew up in Maryland. He played college soccer at George Mason University before joining the Fort Lauderdale Strikers of the American Soccer League in 1992.

Hamlett played in both the American Soccer League, the NPSL and Continental Indoor Soccer League before being selected in the second round of the inaugural MLS draft in 1996 by the Colorado Rapids. The defender appeared in 31 games for Colorado before retiring at the end of the 1996 season.

Hamlett transitioned to coaching in 1997, earning his coaching license from U.S. Soccer and joining the Chicago Fire staff as an assistant prior to the 1998 season, the same year Marsch joined the Fire from D.C. United. He was named first assistant in Chicago in 2001, and served as interim head coach briefly in 2007, and was named head man for the 2008 season. Under Hamlett, the Fire reached two straight MLS Eastern Conference Finals, as well as the 2009 SuperLiga Final.

Hamlett has also done coaching stints with the Vancouver Whitecaps, and was part of Marsch’s staff in Montreal in 2012. 


RAFAEL GONZALEZ - GOALKEEPER COACH

González joined the Red Bulls coaching staff on February 11, 2013, and was a key part of the group that led the Red Bulls to the 2013 Supporters' Shield title as regular-season champions of Major League Soccer.

González joined the Red Bulls following a stint as goalkeeper coach for Spanish La Liga side Málaga. Prior to that, González was with English Premier League team Aston Villa from 2007-2012, working with the club’s first team and academy goalkeepers during his tenure.

González joined the coaching ranks following a successful playing career. He started his career in 1990, featuring for Spanish Side Real Avilés. He then spent five seasons, starting in 1992, with La Liga club Real Oviedo, before moving to Málaga, where he made 75 total appearances from 1997-2003. He also had stints with Spanish sides Cultural Leonesa (2003-04) and Sporting Gijón (2004-05) and England’s Coventry City (2006-07) before retiring. González also played with Oviedo for a second time during the 2005-06 season.


ROBERT MONTGOMERY

Montgomery oversees the Red Bulls Player Development System, including RBNY's Academy and Grassroots Training Program. Prior to joining the Red Bulls, Montgomery was the head men's soccer coach at Adelphi University, where he led the Panthers for 29 seasons. Posting a 258-224-39 record, Montgomery guided a program that had consistently been in the top 25 in the country. 

He led seven of his teams to the NCAA tournament, and his 1987 squad advanced to the quarterfinals. Montgomery led the Panthers to their first Atlantic Soccer Conference regular season and tournament titles and received ASC Coach of the Year honors in 2006. He was named NSCAA Regional Coach of the Year in 1987 and 1990 and was selected NCSC Coach of the Year in 1995. Montgomery served as an Associate Athletic Director at Adelphi from 1989 until 2006, where he was responsible for compliance and eligibility for over 250 athletes. In addition to his duties at Adelphi, Montgomery has been an assistant coach for the U14 U.S. Men's National Team since 2000.

Montgomery, who possesses a USSF "A" license, was the 1990 New York State Coach of the Year and Adelphi University Athletic Hall of Fame member became involved with the U.S. Youth Soccer Association in 1985 and coached top players from ages ranging from 12-19 in Region I. He has also traveled as a coach to events all around the world.

Montgomery attended Nassau Community College before transferring to Adelphi. He was a defender for the Panthers from 1972-73 and went on to receive his Bachelor's degree (1975) and Master's degree (1984) from Adelphi. Montgomery is married to wife Jennifer and has three daughters, Jessica, Danielle and Stephanie.


TECHNICAL STAFF

  • John Wolyniec
    Red Bulls II Head Coach
  • Ibrahim Sekagya
    Red Bulls II Assistant Coach
  • Vladim Krillov
    Red Bulls II Goalkeeper Coach
  • Chris Armas
    First Team Assistant Coach
  • Rob Elliot
    Head of Scouting
  • Albert Altarriba Bartes
    Strength and Conditioning Coach
  • Matthew Reicher
    Head Athletic Trainer
  • Damien Franolich
    Athletic Trainer
  • Melvyn Pamplona
    Athletic Trainer
  • Juan Romero
    Team Administrator
  • Fernando Ruiz
    Equipment Manager
  • Sean Ruiz
    Assistant Equipment Manager
  • Traci Snyder
    Massage Therapist

MEDICAL STAFF

  • Michael S. Farber, MD
    General Practice
  • Riley J. Williams III, MD
    Orthopedics

RED BULLS ACADEMY

  • Simon Nee
    U23 Coach and Team Manager
  • Paul O'Donnell
    U18 Coach and Team Manager
  • Rob Elliot
    U16 Coach and Team Scout
  • Phil Swenda
    U15 Coach
  • Jeff Zaun
    U14 Coach
  • Kobie Johnson
    U13 Coach
  • Vincent Russo
    Academy Administrator
  • Samantha Pingor
    Academy Trainer