HARRISON, N.J. (April 23, 2021) – Red Bulls Academy has named Dan Solli as Academy Goalkeeper Coach, the club announced today. Solli joins the Academy staff after nearly a decade with RBNY’s Youth Programs.
Solli will join the Academy staff to fill the role of Jeremy Proud, who moved from Red Bulls Academy to NYRB II Goalkeeper Coach in March.
“We are very happy to have Dan join the Academy staff on a full-time basis,” said Red Bulls Academy Director Sean McCafferty. “He has a tremendous work ethic and a growth mindset which will ensure his continued development and progress within the Academy Goalkeeper Coach role. Dan is Red Bull through-and-through, so he understands our playing philosophy and the demands & requirements we put on our goalkeepers both in and out of possession. Our Academy goalkeepers are in great hands and I’m excited to get to work with Dan on a day-to-day basis.”
Solli joined the Red Bulls as a seasonal coach with Red Bulls Youth Programs in 2012, where he assisted Youth Programs partner clubs from U-8 to U-18 with training sessions and season-long development plans, provided weekly assessments and game analysis, and conducted clinics for goalkeeping and finishing.
“We are excited to see Dan progress into the Academy setup, after nearly 10-years working within the Red Bulls development system,” said Dave Jervis, Senior Director of Youth Programs & Academy Business Operations. “Dan has helped shape many players and programs at the grassroots level, gaining the experience and knowledge to impact the next generation of Academy goalkeepers.”
Solli moved up to be a Youth Programs Regional Coordinator in January of 2017, where his responsibilities included coaching players and educating and mentoring coaches within the Red Bull Academy structure, and leading club development and liaising with programs in his assigned region in Westchester, New York.
Solli has also worked as an Assistant Coach with the Fordham University Women’s Soccer, the Seton Hall University Men’s Soccer, and the College of Mount Saint Vincent Women’s Soccer programs. He is a Grade 6 state referee for the United States Soccer Federation, refereeing matches in the Eastern New York region for over 11 years.
He holds his National B coaching license from USSF and has earned a National Goalkeeping Diploma from United Soccer Coaches in 2010.