Richie Williams

Assistant Coach

Richie Williams At a Glance:

  • Coaching veteran with more than 15 years of experience joined the Revolution in June 2019.
  • Most recently served as head coach for D.C. United’s USL Championship affiliate, Loudoun County FC, in 2019.
  • Assisted on Bruce Arena’s staff during two previous stops: the U.S. Men’s National Team from 2017-18, and the New York Red Bulls from 2006-07.
  • Won three MLS Cups as a player with D.C. United in 1996, 1997, and 1999.

Richie Williams is currently in his first season as Assistant Coach for the New England Revolution after joining Bruce Arena's staff in June 2019. He brings a wealth of playing and coaching experience throughout the American soccer landscape to the Revolution, most recently serving as head coach of D.C. United’s USL Championship side, Loudoun United FC.

Williams, 48, arrives in New England after spending the last 15 years in a variety of coaching roles within Major League Soccer and the United States Men's National Team, including two stints as an assistant to Bruce Arena. He served as an assistant coach on Arena's staff with the USMNT from 2017-18, as well as the New York Red Bulls from 2006-07.

Most recently, Williams served as the first-ever head coach of USL Championship side Loudoun United FC. He led Loudoun to a 2-3-4 record in its inaugural season before departing to join the Revolution's coaching staff. 

In addition, Williams spent one season as an assistant coach with Real Salt Lake in 2016. He was head coach of the United States Under-18 National Team from 2011-12, and managed the United States Under-17 National Team from 2012-15. He also completed a pair of stints as interim head coach of the New York Red Bulls in 2006 and 2009.

Williams, a native of Middletown Township, N.J., enjoyed a successful playing career prior to entering the coaching ranks. He played under Arena at multiple stops during his career, including at the University of Virginia from 1988-91, D.C. United from 1996-98, and the United States Men's National Team from 1998-2002. Williams also overlapped with Revolution Technical Director Curt Onalfo at Virginia for two seasons (1989-90). Williams won an NCAA Championship with the Cavaliers in 1991, before helping D.C. United to four consecutive MLS Cup appearances (1996-99), including championships in 1996, 1997, and 1999, and Supporters’ Shields in 1997 and 1999.

Williams also earned 20 international caps with the USMNT under Arena, highlighted by a CONCACAF Gold Cup title in 2002. He also spent time with the Richmond Kickers in 1993 and 2004-05, Scottish side Ayr United FC from 1993-94, and the New York/New Jersey MetroStars in 2001 and 2003.

Richie William's Coaching Background

New England Revolution (Assistant)

2019-Present

Loudoun United FC (Head Coach)

2019

United States Men's National Team (Assistant)

2017-18

Real Salt Lake (Assistant)

2016

United States U-17 Men's National Team (Head Coach)

2012-15

United States U-18 Men's National Team (Head Coach)

2011-12

New York Red Bulls (Assistant)

New York Red Bulls (Interim Head Coach)

New York Red Bulls (Interim Head Coach)

2006-11

2009

2006

University of Virginia (Assistant)

2005-06