Technical Staff

  • Manny Lagos
    Sporting Director

    Lagos became the club’s first Sporting Director at the end of the 2015 season, assuming responsibility for all player recruitment, acquisition and development as well as overseeing the sporting staff on a day-to-day basis.

  • Amos Magee
    Director of Player Personnel

    Magee joined Minnesota United as the Director of Player Personnel in November 2016 and is responsible for assisting Sporting Director and former teammate Lagos in player evaluation, recruitment and building Minnesota’s roster.

  • Adrian Heath
    Head Coach

    Minnesota United announced in November 2016 that Heath would become the club’s first MLS coach. Heath has over 20 years of managerial experience in the U.S. and England and enjoyed an 18-year professional playing career in Europe.

  • Ian Fuller
    Assistant Coach

    Fuller is a Portland native and first met Heath when he joined Austin Aztex in 2010. He was promoted to player-assistant coach for the club’s USL journey and was then tapped to join the coaching staff full time as an assistant coach when Orlando joined MLS. Fuller is a familiar name to the MNUFC fanbase; he joined Minnesota for the club’s final NASL season.

  • Mark Watson
    Assistant Coach

    Watson is a former Canada national team defender and assistant coach and has played for Seattle Sounders FC, Vancouver Whitecaps FC and D.C. United. He managed San Jose Earthquakes and Orlando City SC, the latter as an assistant under Heath in 2014, before joining MNUFC in 2017.

  • John Pascarella
    Goalkeeper Coach

    Pascarella joined MNUFC in 2018 from Des Moines Menace of the Premier Development League (PDL), where he served as manager beginning in January 2017. Prior to his time in PDL, Pascarella spent eight seasons with Sporting Kansas City, starting as a goalkeeper and fitness coach from 2009–2011.

  • Jarryd Phillips
    Head of Fitness & Sports Science

    As Minnesota United’s Head of Fitness and Sport Science, Phillips serves as the First Team’s fitness coach as well as overseeing the conditioning and sports performance programs for our academy. He holds a Master of Science in Kinesiology & Exercise Science from the University of Mary (ND) as well as certifications from the Certified Strength Conditioning Specialists (CSCS), National Strength Conditioning Association (NSCA), USA Weightlifting (USAW) and Functional Movement Systems (FMS).