John Wolyniec - Head Coach

Wolyniec begins his sixth season at the helm of New York Red Bulls II. The Staten Island, New York, native was named 2016 USL Coach of the Year before leading his club to a USL Cup Championship in the same season. He has accrued a 76-46-36 regular season mark and a 7-3-3 playoff record as head coach over the last five seasons.

Wolyniec led NYRB II to their fifth consecutive USL Cup Playoff appearance after a 17-11-6 regular season run in 2019. He reached the Eastern Conference Final for the third time in his career in 2018. 

Under the guidance of Wolyniec in 2017, NYRB II reached the Eastern Conference Final for the second consecutive season following a 13-15-5 mark in the regular season.

Wolyniec led New York Red Bulls II to their first USL Cup Championship in just their second season in 2016. Red Bulls II finished first in the Eastern Conference with a 23-3-4 mark and a 10-match unbeaten (9-0-1) to end the regular season.

During their inaugural season in 2015, Wolyniec led NYRB II to a 12-9-6 regular-season mark and a USL Cup Playoff appearance.

Wolyniec, who retired on Sept. 9, 2010, played a total of nine seasons for New York between the MetroStars and Red Bulls. He broke into the league with New York in 1999 before being traded to Chicago. Wolyniec spent time with the Fire and Los Angeles Galaxy before returning to New York in 2003, where he played the next three seasons. After a stint with Columbus and a brief return to Los Angeles, Wolyniec came home to play his final four seasons with the Red Bulls from 2006-2010.

Wolyniec finished his MLS career with 192 regular season appearances, including 101 starts, with 33 goals and 16 assists. His time in New York accounts for 142 of those appearances, tied for fourth-most in club history, as well as 26 goals and 14 assists.