UMFK Graduate works with New England Revolution

Published: Nov. 12, 2020 at 12:06 PM EST
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Foxborough, Massachusetts (WAGM) - University of Maine Fort Kent graduate Jarryd Phillips is a member of the New England Revolution Staff. Phillips who played soccer for the Bengals from 2008 to 2012 is the Director of Sports Performance for the Revs.

Jarryd Phillips:" In short that means I oversee all the sport science with the first team, second team and academy. All the nutritional aspects for all the groups and the fitness throughout the club."

After graduation Phillips went to Grad School at the University of Mary in North Dakota and was a Grad Assistant Soccer Coach for the Marauders.

Phillips:" I started dabbling around in the performance side of things and the strength and conditioning side of things and a little bit of the sports science. We were doing load management with the players and trying to get the players on a decent rotation. I was often with the strength and conditioning coach at the University.

Phillips began his pro career working with the Seattle Sounders at the beginning he worked primarily with the Seattle Sounders 2 who are now known as the Tacoma Defiance.

Phillips:" We had to stay in the know of the first team and that really helped me gain some good and fundamental knowledge of what went on with the first team of MLS.

Phillips then moved to Minnesota working with the Minnesota United of MLS. Phillips then received a call from Bruce Arena who was about to take over as the New England Revolution Coach during the 2019 season.

Phillips:" Bruce is really interested in speaking to you. I sent him your number I hope that is ok. A few hours later Bruce gave me a call and within 20 or 25 minutes Bruce said look you are the guy we want I want you to come to New England with me and take over the sports science department."

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