Revolution Academy Director
Deven Apajee is in his ninth year with the Revolution. As the Revolution Academy Director, he has active and varied positions in the club’s youth development program, both with the club’s youth teams, and with its commercial training programs.
As the director of the Revolution Academy, Apajee oversees the entire commercial training program, including the development of new programs, training of staff and fostering relationships with other regional youth programs. Under Apajee's direction, the Revolution's commercial youth development program has expanded into a year-round training and development program in communities from Maine to Connecticut, as well as New York, and now includes a residential summer program and sports performance training.
During the youth teams’ first five seasons, Apajee also served as an assistant coach for the Under-18 team, helping lead the U18s to three U.S. Soccer Development Academy Playoffs appearances and the club’s first-ever national Finals Week appearance. With the start of the 2013-14 season, Apajee transitioned to a club administrator role for the youth teams.
An experienced youth coach and player development professional, Apajee began his coaching experience with Leyton Orient FC in England as the club's Football Development Officer. After coming to the United States, he worked with MLS Camps and then served as the Director of Youth Development for the Chicago Fire. At the youth level, Apajee is the Director of Coach Education & Player Development for Rhode Island's SuperLiga, the state's youth club league, and has coached at the Premier club level for many years.
Apajee possesses an engaging style that commands young players' attention. A native of London, England, Apajee holds USSF "B" and UEFA "B" coaching licenses.
He resides in Cranston, Rhode Island, with his wife, Dawn, and two children, Danny (17) and Jess (15). Danny is a member of the Revs' Under-18 squad.