In 2022, Shalrie Joseph is in his first season as an Assistant Coach with the New England Revolution on Bruce Arena’s technical staff following two seasons as a coach with the Revolution Academy.
A native of St. George’s, Grenada, Joseph returned to the Revolution organization in 2020 as a Head Coach for the Revolution Academy Under-15 team. During his first season at the helm, Joseph guided the Revolution U-15s to the semifinals of the inaugural MLS NEXT Cup Playoffs in June 2021. Joseph continued coaching the 2006 age group in 2021-22, moving up to coach the Revolution U-17 side. During that time, he simultaneously served as an unofficial assistant with the first team during the team’s record-setting 2021 Supporters’ Shield campaign.
After a decorated playing career highlighted by more than 10 seasons with the New England Revolution, Joseph made 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. After parting ways with the Grenada Football Association, Joseph began assisting with the Revolution Academy in an unofficial capacity. Prior to accepting the head coaching position with Grenada, Joseph also spent time as an assistant with the FC Boston Bolts Academy at the U-16 level.
Joseph, 44, entered the coaching ranks following an elite playing career that saw him record the second-most minutes and games played in Revolution club 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 longstanding records for games played and games started that remained intact for nearly a decade until Andrew Farrell surpassed those marks in 2021.
A general in central midfield, Joseph led New England to three straight MLS Eastern Conference titles from 2005-07. In addition to his eight consecutive MLS All-Star selections (2004-11) and four MLS Best XI nods (2005, 2007, 2008, 2009) , both club highs, Joseph was recognized as a 2009 MLS MVP finalist. For all of his contributions, Joseph was named to the club’s All-Time Team, recognizing the best head coach and 11 players in the first quarter century of the founding MLS team’s history, as determined by a fan vote.
Originally drafted by the Revolution in the second round (14th overall) of the 2002 MLS SuperDraft, Joseph 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.