List of Seattle Sounders FC managers
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. Schmetzer was named permanent head coach in November.
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.
|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[update]. Only includes MLS records. See Major League Soccer records and statistics.
|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).|
|Brian Schmetzer||United States||July 11, 2009||1||1||0||0||2||1||100.00%||Schmid unavailable due to family obligations, vs. Houston Dynamo|
|Brian Schmetzer||United States||October 22, 2012||1||1||0||0||3||1||100.00%||Schmid unavailable due to suspension, vs. FC Dallas|
|Brian Schmetzer||United States||March 14, 2015||1||0||1||0||2||3||0.00%||Schmid unavailable due to family obligations, vs. San Jose Earthquakes|
|Brian Schmetzer||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|
|Brian Schmetzer||United States||July 26, 2016||Incumbent||19||12||3||4||32||19||63.16%||Made permanent head coach on November 2, 2016|
- 1Win% is rounded to two decimal places.
- As of December 10, 2016[update]
|Brian Schmetzer||United States||2016–|
- As of December 10, 2016[update]
*Trophies include all major honors and Community shields. Lower league titles and local cups not included.
Most games managed
- As of March 2014[update]
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:
- John Best (1974-1976)
- Jimmy Gabriel (1977–1979)
- Alan Hinton (1980–1982 and 1994–1995)
- Laurie Calloway (1983)
- Neil Megson (1996–2000)
- Bernie James (2001)
- Brian Schmetzer (2002–2008)
Since the 2009 season, five assistant managers have been with the club:
- Brian Schmetzer (2008–2016)
- Ezra Hendrickson (2009–2015)
- Ante Razov (2015–present)
- Djimi Traoré (2016–present)
Current Coaching staff
|General Manager and President of Soccer||Garth Lagerwey||January 6, 2015|
|Head Coach||Brian Schmetzer||July 26, 2016|
|Sporting Director||Chris Henderson||January 24, 2008|
|Assistant Coach||Ante Razov||January 22, 2015|
|Assistant Coach||Djimi Traoré||March 2016|
|Goalkeeper Coach||Tom Dutra||December 29, 2008|
|Fitness Coach||David Tenney||January 9, 2009|
|Fitness Coach||Chad Kolarcik||January 2012|
|Head Scout||Kurt Schmid||March 12, 2009|
Last updated: July 26, 2016
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- Pentz, March 28, 2016. "Djimi Traore makes seamless transition to Sounders' coaching staff". The Seattle Times. Retrieved December 4, 2016.