Academy Director



 


Bob Montgomery begins his fourth year as Director of Youth Programs after joining the Red Bulls on Sept. 1, 2007. In this role, 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 served as an assistant coach for the U14 U.S. Men's National Team since 2000-11.


Since taking over the program the Red Bull Academy has won two National Championships(2012 USDA U16 and 2009 Super Y U20).  The Red Bull academy has placed more players onto US Youth National teams than any other club in the country.  Over thirty players have represented the Red Bull academy on US National teams in the past year.   Soccer America recently named the RBNY Academy the #1 Boys youth program in the country.

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.

 
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