List of Seattle Sounders FC managers

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Sigi Schmid, the first manager of the Seattle Sounders FC

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

The current manager is Brian Schmetzer, who was named as caretaker manager in July 2016 after the departure of Sigi Schmid. Schmetzer, elevated from his position as assistant coach, previously managed the club in the USL First Division and played for the NASL franchise in the 1980s.[1] Schmetzer was named permanent head coach in November.[2]

Managers[edit]

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.

Key
dagger Caretaker manager
double-dagger Caretaker manager before being appointed permanently

MP = Matches played; W = Matches won; L = Matches lost; D = Matches drawn; GF = Goals for; GA = Goals against; As of December 10, 2016. Only includes MLS records. See Major League Soccer records and statistics.

Name Nationality From To MP W L D GF GA Win%1 Notes
Sigi Schmid  Germany December 16, 2008 July 26, 2016 324 156 103 65 48.15% Has the most regular season coaching wins in Major League Soccer history (228).[3]
Brian Schmetzerdagger  United States July 11, 2009 1 1 0 0 2 1 100.00% Schmid unavailable due to family obligations, vs. Houston Dynamo[4]
Brian Schmetzerdagger  United States October 22, 2012 1 1 0 0 3 1 100.00% Schmid unavailable due to suspension, vs. FC Dallas[5]
Brian Schmetzerdagger  United States March 14, 2015 1 0 1 0 2 3 0.00% Schmid unavailable due to family obligations, vs. San Jose Earthquakes[6]
Brian Schmetzerdagger  United States September 5, 2015 2 1 1 0 3 2 50.00% Schmid unavailable due to health issue, vs. Toronto FC and San Jose Earthquakes[7]
Brian Schmetzerdouble-dagger  United States July 26, 2016 Incumbent 19 12 3 4 32 19 63.16% Made permanent head coach on November 2, 2016[2]
  • 1Win% is rounded to two decimal places.

Records[edit]

Honors[edit]

As of December 10, 2016
Name Nat Tenure Honors
Sigi Schmid  Germany 2009–2016
Brian Schmetzer  United States 2016–

Nationalities[edit]

As of December 10, 2016
Country Managers Trophies*
 GER 1 5
 USA 1 2

*Trophies include all major honors and Community shields. Lower league titles and local cups not included.

Most games managed[edit]

As of March 2014
Manager Games
Germany Sigi Schmid 194
United States Brian Schmetzer 5

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, five assistant managers have been with the club:

Current Coaching staff[edit]

Position Staff Since
General Manager and President of Soccer United States Garth Lagerwey January 6, 2015
Head Coach United States Brian Schmetzer July 26, 2016
Sporting Director United States Chris Henderson January 24, 2008
Assistant Coach United States Ante Razov January 22, 2015
Assistant Coach France Djimi Traoré March 2016
Goalkeeper Coach United States Tom Dutra December 29, 2008
Fitness Coach United States David Tenney January 9, 2009
Fitness Coach United States Chad Kolarcik January 2012
Head Scout United States Kurt Schmid March 12, 2009

Last updated: July 26, 2016
Source: SoundersFC.com

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Pentz, Matt (July 26, 2016). "Sounders part ways with longtime coach Sigi Schmid". The Seattle Times. Retrieved December 4, 2016. 
  2. ^ a b Pentz, Matt (November 2, 2016). "Sounders remove interim tag, hire coach Brian Schmetzer on a full-time basis". The Seattle Times. Retrieved December 4, 2016. 
  3. ^ Kennedy, Paul (July 26, 2016). "MLS Spotlight: Sigi Schmid's long run in Seattle is over". Soccer America. Retrieved December 4, 2016. 
  4. ^ "Ianni spins in winner for Sounders FC". SoundersFC.com. July 11, 2009. Retrieved March 21, 2015. 
  5. ^ "Sounders Handle Dallas FC 3-1". KHQ.com. October 22, 2012. Retrieved March 21, 2015. 
  6. ^ "Sigi Schmid to miss tonight's San Jose match due to family commitment". SoundersFC.com. March 14, 2015. Retrieved March 21, 2015. 
  7. ^ "Sigi Schmid missing Seattle Sounders game vs. Toronto FC due to health issue". MLSsoccer.com. September 5, 2015. Retrieved September 13, 2015. 
  8. ^ "Brian Scmetzer". Soundersfc.com. Retrieved March 21, 2015. 
  9. ^ "Ezra Hendrickson". Soundersfc.com. Retrieved March 21, 2015. 
  10. ^ "Ante Razov". Soundersfc.com. Retrieved March 21, 2015. 
  11. ^ Pentz, March 28, 2016. "Djimi Traore makes seamless transition to Sounders' coaching staff". The Seattle Times. Retrieved December 4, 2016.