Shalrie Joseph
Shalrie Joseph

Head Coach, Under-15s

Shalrie Joseph is entering his first season as the Head Coach of the New England Revolution Academy Under-15 team after returning to his former club in June.

A native of St. George’s, Grenada, Joseph returns to the Revolution after making his managerial debut as head coach of the Grenada National Team from 2018-19. He previously earned 20 international caps with the national team from 2002-08. As Grenada’s head coach, he helped the side qualify for the 2021 Concacaf Gold Cup and earn promotion to League A in the 2019-20 Concacaf Nations League after an unbeaten 4-0-2 record in League B group play. Since parting ways with the Grenada Football Association, Joseph has spent time assisting the Revolution Academy coaching staff in an unofficial capacity. Prior to accepting the head coaching position with Grenada, Joseph spent time as an assistant with the FC Boston Bolts Academy at the U-16 level.

Joseph, 42, entered the coaching ranks following a decorated playing career that saw him record more minutes in a Revolution shirt than any player in history. Selected 14th overall by the Revolution in the 2002 MLS SuperDraft, Joseph played for the club from 2003-2012, returning in 2014, and set club records for games played and games started. A general in the central midfield, Joseph led New England to three straight MLS Eastern Conference titles from 2005-07. In addition to his seven consecutive MLS All-Star selections (2005-11) and four MLS Best XI nods, both club highs, Joseph was recognized as a finalist in 2009 MLS MVP voting. For all of his contributions, Joseph was recently named to the club’s All-Time Team, recognizing the best head coach and 11 players in the founding MLS team’s history as determined by a fan vote.

Joseph was originally drafted by the Revolution in the second round (14th overall) of the 2002 MLS SuperDraft. Pursued playing opportunities with teams in Italy and Germany before returning to the United States, where he played for the New York Freedoms of the D3 Pro-League during the 2002 season. Scored seven goals and added one assist with the Freedoms.

In addition to his 10-plus years with New England, which also included 2007 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup and 2008 North American SuperLiga titles, Joseph also played for MLS sides Chivas USA and Seattle Sounders FC in 2012 and 2013, respectively. He concluded his MLS career with 283 games played, 272 starts, 40 goals, 35 assists, and 24,538 minutes played in the regular season. He added 23 MLS Cup Playoff appearances, 21 of them coming with the Revolution.

A graduate of St. John’s University in New York City, Joseph began his college career at Bryant & Stratton College in Syracuse, N.Y. for two years before transferring to St. John's prior to his junior year in 2000. With the Red Storm, Joseph earned NSCAA All-America honors at St. John's as a senior, leading the Red Storm to the 2001 NCAA College Cup semifinals where they lost to former Revs teammate Pat Noonan's Indiana squad. A two-time NSCAA All-region and two-time All-BIG EAST selection, his two-year goal total of 21 goals ranked 10th all-time at St. John's. Joseph scored 14 goals and added two assists as a junior in 2000 while playing forward, but retreated to defense as a senior, still managing to post seven goals and four assists in his final season.

A native of Brooklyn, New York, Joseph Graduated from St. John's (NY) with a degree in sports management. A citizen of Grenada, his family moved to Crown Heights in Brooklyn when he was a teenager and Joseph considers himself a both New Yorker and a Grenadian.