List of Seattle Sounders FC managers

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Sigi Schmid, the current manager of the Seattle Sounders FC

This is a list of Seattle Sounders FC managers since the 2009 season. The club has had one permanent managers at the club.

The current manager is Sigi Schmid,who took over in December 2008, when Seattle were given a Major League Soccer team.[1] Previously, the club was in the USL First Division.


This list includes all those who have managed the club since 2009, when the club joined Major League Soccer for the first time, whether managing on a full-time or caretaker basis. Games played include all League, Cup, Playoff, and Continental matches, and the win percentage is calculated from the total of games.

  • Figures correct as of 19 June 2011. Includes all competitive matches

+ Caretaker manager
M = Matches played; W = Matches won; D = Matches drawn; L = Matches lost; F = Goals for; A = Goals against

Name Nationality From To Matches Won Draw Lost GF GA Win%[2] Honours Notes
Sigi Schmid  Germany 16 December 2008 Incumbent 98 42 291 27 123 101 42.86% see below Has the most coaching wins in Major League Soccer history
Brian Schmetzer+  United States 11 July 2009 11 July 2009 12 1 0 0 2 1 100.00% - [3]

Managers with Honours[edit]

Name Nat Tenure Honours
Sigi Schmid  Germany 2009- 2009 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup
2010 Heritage Cup
2010 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup
2011 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup

Earlier Managers[edit]

The table lists managers since Seattle Sounders's election to Major League Soccer during it time in the North American Soccer League. It also includes the American Professional Soccer League and the USL First Division which took place between 1994 and 2008:

Assistant Managers[edit]

Since the 2009 season, only two assistant managers have been with the club:

Current Coaching staff[edit]

Position Staff Since
Technical Director United States Chris Henderson January 24, 2008
Head Coach Germany Sigi Schmid December 16, 2008
Assistant Coach United States Brian Schmetzer December 22, 2008
Goalkeeper Coach United States Tom Dutra December 29, 2008
Fitness Coach United States David Tenney January 9, 2009
Assistant Coach Saint Vincent and the Grenadines Ezra Hendrickson January 20, 2009
Chief Scout United States Kurt Schmid March 12, 2009

Last updated: 18 November 2010
Source: Seattle Sounders FC

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Schmid named as coach of Seattle Sounders". ESPNSoccernet. 2008-12-16. Retrieved 2010-11-28. 
  2. ^ Win% is rounded to two decimal places
  3. ^ "Ianni spins in winner for Sounders FC". 2009-07-11. Retrieved 2011-03-20. 
  4. ^ "Brian Scmetzer". Retrieved 2010-11-28. 
  5. ^ "Ezra Hendrickson". Retrieved 2010-11-28.