Revolution Academy Director
Assistant Coach, Under-18s
Deven Apajee is in his eighth 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.
In addition to his role as the assistant coach for the Under-18 squad, he also serves as the youth teams’ Program Coordinator, where he handles all administrative matters for the club’s three youth teams. 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 Rhode Island, and now includes a residential summer program and sports performance training.
Additionally, in 2012, the Revolution added Central and Western New York’s Empire United as an affiliate program, and Revolution Academy programs are now conducted throughout that club’s region, including Buffalo, Rochester and Syracuse.
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 (16) and Jess (14). Danny is a member of the Revs' Under-16 squad.