Head Coach, Under-16s
Jonathan Pereira is in his sixth season with the New England Revolution Academy, and his second as the head coach of the Under-16s. He was previously an assistant coach with the Revolution U-16s for four years. In addition to his Under-16 team coaching duties, Pereira has been a staff coach for the Revolution Academy’s Player Development Program since joining the organization as a coaching intern in the summer of 2011.
In his first season as head coach, Pereira led the Revolution Under-16s to a 13-5-8 record, and a spot in the Under-16 U.S. Soccer Development Academy Playoffs in Dallas.
Pereira was previously an assistant coach for the Under-16 team, which advanced to the Development Academy Playoffs in four of the last six seasons, including a run to the Playoff Quarterfinals in the 2014-15 season. Outside of his coaching responsibilities, Pereira also assists with the Sports Performance platforms for both the U-18 and U-16 teams as well as the Academy’s High Potential Program (HPP).
In September, Pereira is scheduled to complete the Elite Formation Coaching License (EFCL) with the French Football Federation. The EFCL is a product of the recent technical relationship between Major League Soccer and the FFF.
Prior to joining the Revolution’s Academy staff, Pereira had a four-year coaching stint with the Rhode Island Stingrays’ summer camps and a one-season coaching stint with Under-14 boys and girls teams in Sudbury, Mass. He also spent two years as a summer fitness coach at La Salle Academy in Providence, R.I.
A 2011 graduate of the University of Rhode Island, Pereira holds a bachelor’s degree in kinesiology with a specialization in exercise science and health fitness. The Barrington, R.I., native played four seasons at URI, earning Atlantic 10 all-rookie honors in 2007, and was one of just five players to start each of the Rams’ 18 games in 2010.