HEAD COACH -- REVOLUTION II
Clint Peay At a Glance:
- Named the inaugural head coach of the Revolution’s MLS NEXT Pro side, Revolution II, on Nov. 20, 2019.
- Spent eight years with U.S. Soccer as a coach and scout with focus on youth development, including stints as head coach of the U-15 and U-16 Boys’ National Teams.
- Served four years as head coach at the University of Richmond (2009-12) after working as an assistant coach with George Mason (2008), Davidson (2004-07), and Georgetown (2003).
- As a defender, won championships under Bruce Arena in six consecutive seasons across collegiate career at Virginia and in MLS with D.C. United.
Clint Peay is entering his fourth season as head coach of Revolution II, the New England Revolution’s developmental side which began play in USL League One in 2020 and joined MLS NEXT Pro for their inaugural season in 2022, following his appointment to the position on Nov. 20, 2019. Peay brings to the club more than 17 years of coaching experience with a focus on youth player development including an eight-year tenure working in the U.S. Youth National Team program and 10 years as a collegiate head coach and assistant.
In his first season leading Revolution II, Peay oversaw the professional debuts of 19 players, including 12 current or former Revolution Academy players. The team finished its inaugural campaign at 5-8-3, winning four of its last seven matches, including a five-game unbeaten run across September and October that saw Revolution II outscore opponents by a 12-2 margin.
Peay, 48, most recently spent the 2019 season as an assistant coach with USL Championship side North Carolina FC, where he worked alongside Dave Sarachan and helped guide the club to an Eastern Conference playoff berth. An experienced scout and evaluator of up-and-coming talent, Peay worked on U.S. Soccer’s technical staff from 2012-19, beginning as a member of the Under-17 staff. He was later named head coach of the U-14 Boys’ National Team in 2016, before advancing to manage the U-15 Boys’ National Team in 2018, where he succeeded current Revolution Assistant Coach Dave van den Bergh in that role.
Prior to joining U.S. Soccer, Peay built his resume over four coaching stints at the collegiate level, including four seasons as head coach at Richmond University from 2009-12. He began his coaching career as an assistant at Georgetown University in 2003, before moving on to Davidson College from 2004-07, where he helped the Wildcats to back-to-back appearances in the conference final in his first two seasons. He later worked as an assistant coach with George Mason in 2008, helping guide the Patriots to the Colonial Athletic Association conference title in 2008.
A proven winner at the game’s highest levels, the Columbia, Md. native enjoyed a decorated playing career spanning a decade from his collegiate days at the University of Virginia (1991-95) through five MLS seasons with D.C. United (1996-2000). In his four years at Virginia, Peay won four straight NCAA Division I titles and saw his Cavaliers ranked first in the nation at the end of each of campaign. At UVA, Peay was coached by Revolution Sporting Director and Head Coach Bruce Arena and overlapped on the roster with Assistant Coach Richie Williams (1991).
After his collegiate career, Peay was again tabbed by Arena as a ninth-round selection of D.C. United in the 1996 MLS Draft, where he played alongside Onalfo and Williams during his tenure. His run of consecutive title-winning seasons continued, as he helped the Black and Red win the first two MLS Cup finals in 1996 and 1997, before returning to the final as runner-up in 1998 and claiming a third championship in 1999. For his MLS career, which ended in 2000 after a knee injury sidelined him for the year, Peay totaled 43 games played, 33 starts, two goals, and two assists. He made five additional playoff starts in 1996, including a start at center back in the inaugural MLS Cup.
At the international level, Peay served as captain of the U.S. Under-20 Men’s National Team. He went on to compete for the United States in the 1995 Pan American Games and 1995 World University Games, before being named to Arena’s roster for the 1996 Summer Olympics.
Clint Peay’s Coaching Background
Revolution II (Head Coach): 2019-Present
North Carolina FC (Assistant Coach): 2019
United States U-15 Boys’ National Team (Head Coach): 2018-19
United States U-14 Boys’ National Team (Head Coach): 2016-18
United States U-17 Men's National Team (Technical Staff): 2012-16
University of Richmond (Head Coach): 2009-12
George Mason University (Assistant Coach): 2008
Davidson College (Assistant Coach): 2004-07
Georgetown University (Assistant Coach): 2003