Director of Scouting & Player Personnel
Remi Roy is entering his 14th season with the New England Revolution and his sixth as the club’s Director of Scouting & Player Personnel, having been named to the position in January 2018. Roy has been with the club since 2010, previously serving as an assistant coach with New England for eight seasons.
In his current role, Roy is focused on scouting and talent identification in players at the collegiate, national, and international levels. He works closely with the Revolution technical staff in player evaluation and has a role in all soccer-related aspects of the organization, including communication with agents and facilitating MLS communication and compliance.
Roy was heavily engaged in the Revolution’s scouting operations throughout his tenure as an assistant coach, contributing to the club’s domestic and international scouting efforts. As an assistant coach, first under Steve Nicol and then on Jay Heaps’ staff, he worked primarily with the Revs’ first-team goalkeepers and provided additional training for Revolution Academy goalkeepers.
During his time on the Revs’ coaching staff, Roy mentored several talented goalkeepers and helped them each achieve success in the professional ranks. In addition to coaching former Revs goalkeeper Matt Reis in his pursuit of MLS longevity and success, Roy helped Bobby Shuttleworth establish himself as one of the league’s premier goalkeepers since his debut in 2010. In 2016, Roy’s guidance helped Brad Knighton start a career-high 13 matches, including six wins.
Roy joined the Revolution after 10 years as the assistant coach/goalkeepers coach for both the men’s and women’s soccer teams at the University of Mobile in Alabama, his alma mater. During his tenure in Mobile, Roy was a member of the Region III goalkeeping staff. He also served as the Puerto Rico national team’s goalkeepers coach in its preparations for the 2010 FIFA World Cup.
In addition to his various coaching positions, Roy spent five years as a player-coach in the United Soccer League (USL) with the Syracuse Salty Dogs (2003) and the Virginia Beach Mariners (2004-07). Roy played collegiately at the University of Mobile from 1997-99. In his final season in 1999, Roy garnered all-conference, all-region, and All-American honors. He also played five seasons in the Premier Development League (PDL) with the Jackson Chargers (1998-99), Des Moines Menace (2000), and the Spokane Shadow (2001). Roy holds a USSF “A” License and Level I and II NSCAA Goalkeeping Licenses.
A native of Petit-Rocher, New Brunswick, Canada, Roy lives south of Boston with his wife and three kids.
ROY’S COACHING BACKGROUND
Univ. of Mobile (Goalkeepers/Asst. Coach): 2000-10
Syracuse Salty Dogs (Player/Coach): 2003
Syracuse Select (Head Coach): 2003
Virginia Beach Mariners (Player/Asst. Coach): 2004-07
Puerto Rico National Team (Goalkeepers): 2008
New England Revolution (Asst. Coach): 2010-17
New England Revolution (Dir. Scouting & Player Personnel): 2018-Present