Head Coach, Under-17s
Jonathan Pereira is in his seventh season with the New England Revolution Academy, and his third as the head coach of the Under-17s (formerly Under-16s). He was previously an assistant coach with the Revolution U-16s for four years. In addition to his Under-17 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-19 and U-17 teams as well as the Academy’s High Potential Program (HPP).
In September 2016, Pereira completed 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.