FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – The New England Revolution has hired long-time University of Mobile head coach and Sudbury, Mass., native, Peter Fuller as the club’s reserve team coach. Fuller will join the Revolution on Monday, May 2.
Fuller, 51, joins the Revolution after a 16-year career at Mobile, where he compiled a 335-127-29 overall record, one NAIA national championship, five NAIA national tournament final four appearances and multiple coach of the year honors. With the Revolution, he will be responsible for training and coaching the club’s reserve players, and will assist with first-team coaching and scouting duties.
“We expect Peter to be a great asset to our staff,” Revolution head coach Steve Nicol said. “He has a tremendous reputation for developing and training younger players and comes to us with a wealth of experience. Not only will he be a great addition for our younger players, but his connections throughout the youth and collegiate circles will be valuable.”
A three-time NAIA Coach of the Year, Fuller is the only coach to garner NAIA National Coach of the Year honors at two different institutions; one in 1992 with Belhaven College and two at Mobile in 1999 and 2002.
With a career that includes winning an NAIA national championship with Belhaven in 1992 and taking Houghton College to the NAIA national quarterfinals in 1994, Fuller arrived at Mobile in 1995 and in 2002 captured his second NAIA national championship, with current Revolution goalkeepers coach Remi Roy on his staff as an assistant coach. Roy was also an All-America goalkeeper for Fuller at Mobile from 1997-99 before beginning his 10-year assistant coaching career under Fuller.
Twice Fuller earned NAIA All-America honors as a defender and midfielder for Houghton College. Fuller was then selected by the New York Eagles of the American Soccer League with its first draft selection, and later played professionally for the Rochester Flash, Memphis Americans, Sports Life and Jackson Rockers.
Fuller earned bachelor’s degrees in physical education from Belhaven College and religion from Bethany Bible College. Fuller attained a "B" License from Canada’s National Institute of Coaching in 1988.
“I’m very happy to have the opportunity to join Steve Nicol’s staff,” Fuller said. “I’m very excited to return home to New England and coach where my playing career began, and I’m grateful for the Revolution allowing me to finish the academic year at Mobile before coming here. I’ve known Steve, and of course Remi, for many years, and I’m looking forward to jumping right in to training on Monday with the Revolution."