Technical Staff

Technical Staff

Reserve Team Coach/Player Development Coordinator
John Wolyniec

Technical Director
Ricardo Campos

Head of Scouting
Cris da Silva

Fitness Coach
David Alvarez

Head Athletic Trainer
Matthew Reicher

Asst Fitness Coach
Albert Altarriba

Athletic Trainer
Damien Franolich

Athletic Trainer
Melvyn Pamplona

Team Administrator
Juan Romero

Equipment Manager
Fernando Ruiz

Massage Therapist
Traci Snyder

Asst. Equipment Manager
Sean Ruiz

 

 

Mike Petke - Head Coach

A former player and assistant coach for the club, Petke was named head coach on January 24, 2013. He joined the coaching ranks after serving as an assistant coach on New York's staff during the 2011 and 2012 seasons on the heels of a 13-year career that included two playing stints with the club from 1998-2002 and 2008-10. The Bohemia, N.Y. native holds the current club record for games played with 169 (196 in all competitions), games started (158 regular season), and minutes played (14,060 regular season).

In his first season as head coach in 2013, Petke led the Red Bulls to their first league-wide championship, the 2013 MLS Supporters' Shield as the league's regular-season champions. The Red Bulls won 17 games to tie the club record and led the league in goals (58) while finishing third in goals allowed (41). Petke finished as runner-up for MLS Coach of the Year honors.

Drafted by the club in 1998 with the eighth overall pick in the MLS Draft, Petke made his debut on April 17, 1998 against the Chicago Fire. He helped the team to its first Eastern Division title in 2000 and was named an MLS All-Star three times. Petke was traded to D.C. United before the 2003 season and won his only MLS Cup in 2004 with United. He was then traded to Colorado during the 2005 campaign, helping the Rapids to reach the Western Conference Final.

The Red Bulls signed Petke again at the end of 2008, and he played 35 more matches for the team before retiring after the 2010 campaign. He was named the club’s 2009 Defender of the Year and helped New York to its second Eastern Conference regular-season title in his final season. Petke finished his career with 307 appearances in league play (351 in all competitions), in which he scored 13 goals and added four assists. He is one of 16 MLS players who have appeared in more than 300 career regular-season matches. Petke also appeared in nine playoff matches and 13 U.S. Open Cup matches as a member of the New York franchise and earned two caps for the United States national team.

Prior to his professional career, Petke spent four years at Southern Connecticut State University, leading the team to the NCAA Division II national title in 1995.

Robin Fraser - Assistant Coach

Fraser joined the Red Bulls coaching staff on January 30, 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.

Fraser came to New York after serving two years as the head coach for Chivas USA, which he joined on January 4, 2011. Prior to his stint as a head coach at Chivas, Fraser was one of the most highly regarded assistant coaches in Major League Soccer, working on the Real Salt Lake staff that won MLS Cup in 2009 and went a then-record 29 consecutive home league matches without a loss. Prior to working with the Real Salt Lake first team, Fraser was the head coach of the RSL Arizona U-17 team and Director of Coaching for Arizona Futbol Club.

Born in Kingston, Jamaica, Fraser joined the coaching ranks following a successful career as a player. He grew up in Miami and attended Florida International University, helping the school to a Division II national championship and, after the program moved up a division, earning second team Division I all-America honors in 1987 and 1988. The No. 4 selection in the inaugural Major League Soccer draft, Fraser became a two-time MLS Defender of the Year (1999, 2004) and a five-time MLS All-Star and MLS Best XI selection (1996, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2004). He amassed 260 regular-season appearances with the LA Galaxy (1996-2000), Colorado Rapids (2001-03), and Columbus Crew (2004-05). Fraser also earned a spot on the U.S. national team, earning 27 caps following his international debut on June 1, 1988.

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.

Bob Montgomery - Director of Youth Programs

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.

Red Bull Academy

Reserve Team Head Coach
John Wolyniec

U23 Coach and Team Manager
Simon Nee

U18 Coach and Team Manager
Paul O'Donnell

U16 Coach and Scout
Rob Elliot

U15 Coach
Phil Swenda

U14 Coach
Jeff Zaun

U13 Coach
Kobie Johnson

Academy Administrator
Vincent Russo

Academy Trainer
Samantha Pingor