Director of Youth Development
Head Coach, Under-16s
Bryan Scales is in his fifth season with the Revolution Academy. The 2013-14 season is his fourth year as Director of Youth Development after being promoted to that position in November 2010. In addition to heading the club’s youth development program, Scales also serves as the head coach of the Under-16 squad, which has advanced to the playoffs of the prestigious U.S. Soccer Development Academy three of the last four seasons.
Scales oversees the entire youth development program, including day-to-day management of the Revolution's Under-18, Under-16 and Under-14 teams. The U18s and U16s are now in their sixth season playing in the U.S. Soccer Development Academy, while the new Under-14 team is in its second season after being added ahead of the 2012-13 season.
He also works directly with the Revolution's technical staff to create and implement the youth teams' coaching curriculum, and coordinates with first-team head coach Jay Heaps and his staff with which Academy players are called up to train with the first team or play on the team’s PDL affiliate, Real Boston Rams.
In each of Scales’ three years as the Revolution’s youth development program’s director, U.S. Soccer has rated it among the top 10 academies in the country. U.S. Soccer provides two yearly evaluations to the 88 clubs participating in the Development Academy, grading them on a five-star system in comparison to the top international developmental environments around the world.
In 2010, Scales earned Eastern Conference coach of the year honors from U.S. Soccer after leading the U16 squad to the Northeast Division title and its first-ever appearance in the U.S. Soccer Development Academy playoffs. Following the season, the Revolution signed its first ever Homegrown player, then 15-year old Diego Fagundez. In December 2012, Revolution then added its second Homegrown signing in Scott Caldwell, who led Major League Soccer in minutes played by a former Academy player in 2013.
Scales originally joined the Revolution’s youth program in a part-time capacity as the head coach with the Under-16 program, but was promoted to Director of Youth Development in November 2010.
He came to the Revolution from UMass-Lowell, where he was the school’s head men’s soccer coach. He stepped down in October 2010 to accept the Revolution’s Director of Youth Development position.
A product of Medway, Mass., Scales arrived at UMass-Lowell from Cornell, where he spent 15 years: four years as an assistant coach (1994-98), followed by a successful 11-year run as head coach (1998-2008). In 2001, Scales was a finalist for national coach of the year honors after leading the Big Red to a No. 22 ranking in the polls and winning the New York region's coach of the year.
Before moving to Cornell, Scales spent two years as an assistant at Harvard (1992-94) and one season as an assistant at Plattsburgh State (1991-92) after a stellar playing career at Hartwick College.
Scales has also been an assistant coach with the U.S. Boys (Under-15) National Team and a Development Academy scout for U.S. Soccer.
Scales holds Premier, Advanced National and National Diplomas from the NSCAA.
A 1991 graduate of Hartwick, Scales was a two-year starter in the midfield and defense and helped the Hawks to the 1987 and 1989 NCAA tournaments. A four-year letter winner, Scales received his bachelor's degree in political science.
Scales and his wife, Mindy, have three children: Aiden (13), Ciara (11) and Jack (9) and live in Nashua, N.H.