Director of Youth Development
Bryan Scales is in his sixth season with the Revolution Academy. The 2014-15 season is his fifth year as the Director of Youth Development after being promoted to that position in November 2010. Scales has also served as the head coach of the Under-16 squad since 2009.
Scales oversees all of the Revolution Academy teams, 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 seventh season playing in the U.S. Soccer Development Academy, while the Under-14 team is in its third season after being added ahead of the 2012-13 season.
Under Scales’ direction, the Revolution Academy has consistently been rated among the nation’s top 10 youth programs by U.S. Soccer.
Scales oversees the academy staff, and creates and implements the youth teams' coaching curriculum, development philosophy and training methods. In his position as Director of Youth Development, Scales coordinates with the first team technical staff on which Academy players are selected to train with the first team or play with the team’s PDL affiliate, the Real Boston Rams.
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, the 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 in the summer of 2009. He 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 University, 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 been an assistant coach with the U.S. Boys (Under-15) National Team as well as a Development Academy scout for U.S. Soccer.
Scales holds Premier, Advanced National and National Diplomas from the NSCAA and was recently awarded the Elite Formation Coaching License (EFCL) from the French Football Federation (FFF). The EFCL, a 21-month course required of all Ligue 1 and Ligue 2 Academy Directors in France, was conducted at the FFF national training center in Clairefontaine, France. The course is a product of the recent technical relationship between Major League Soccer and the French Football Federation.
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 (14), Ciara (12) and Jack (10) and live in Nashua, N.H.