Zoran Krneta - Sporting Director

Zoran Krneta - Sporting Director

Zoran Krneta was named sporting director of Charlotte Football Club in December 2019. He founded the global sports agency, Star Sports & Entertainment, in 2005 and has identified and brokered contracts for more than 150 soccer players across the globe. He is responsible for all on-field operations, recruiting coaches and support staff, identifying and signing players for the MLS roster and creating the youth development academy.

Dean Smith - Head Coach

Dean Smith - Head Coach

Dean Smith has more than a decade of managerial experience in the English football league system. The West Midlands native led his boyhood club, Aston Villa, back to the Premier League in 2019 and established them as mainstays over the next two seasons. He has also been at the helm of Walsall, Brentford, Norwich City, and Leicester City over the course of his coaching career, and his playing career spanned 16 years with over 500 appearances in England.

Pa-Modou Kah - Assistant Coach

Pa-Modou Kah - Assistant Coach

Kah is an experienced former defender with four years of MLS experience after two seasons each at the Portland Timbers and Vancouver Whitecaps. Kah served as Head Coach in 2022 for North Texas SC in MLS NEXT Pro, leading the team to the playoffs.

Christian Fuchs - Assistant Coach

Christian Fuchs - Assistant Coach

Fuchs had a decorated career spanning over 19 seasons and featuring seven professional teams across four different countries. Prior to serving as captain for Charlotte FC, he won the 2015/16 Premier League with Leicester City and captained Austria to UEFA Euro 2016.

Aron Hyde - Head of Goalkeeping

Aron Hyde - Head of Goalkeeping

Hyde served as the Goalkeeper Coach for the U.S. Men's National Team, where he helped lead them to trophies in the 2021 Concacaf Nations League and the 2021 Concacaf Gold Cup, before qualifying for and coaching in the 2022 FIFA World Cup.

Rohan Sachdev - Head Video Coach

Rohan Sachdev - Head Video Coach

Sachdev served as the Portland Timbers' Head of Analysis from 2020-2022. Prior, the Clemson University graduate spent two years as the video coach for LA Galaxy and one year as the video coach for the Houston Dynamo and RGV FC Toros.

Technical Staff

Steve Walsh

Special Advisor to Sporting Director

Bobby Belair

Technical Director

Spencer Regier

First Team Administrator

Wan Kuzac

First Team Administrator Assistant

Paul Dillon

Equipment Manager

Robert Stout

Assistant Equipment Manager

Mark Bodek

Equipment Assistant

Ana Kneisl

Soccer Operations Administrative Assistant

John Wilson 

Player Engagement and Welfare Director

Performance & Sports Science

Jon MacGregor

Director, Performance & Sports Science

Tyler Knight

Head Athletic Trainer & Rehab Coordinator

Karyn Latorre

Assistant Athletic Trainer

Octavio Tobar 

Assistant Athletic Trainer/ Therapist 

Adam Parr

Head of Performance

Peter Gorka

Assistant Performance Specialist

Alicia Fogarty

Sports Dietitian/Nutritionist


Thomas Schaling

Director of Scouting

Lisandro Isei

Head of Technical Scouting

Tom Morris 

Head of Regional Scouting 

Ryan Johnson

North American Scout

Vincent van Raam

International Scout

Ben Green

Scout-International and Emerging Talent 

Davor Brasanac

Eastern European Scout

Charles William

Data Scientist

Daniel Wicker

Data Analyst


Jose Ferreirinha Tavares

Head Coach, MLS NEXT Pro

Pedro Marques Mane

Assistant Coach, MLS NEXT Pro

Bruno Paschoalini

Team Administrator, MLS NEXT Pro

Cameron Levenson-Cruz

Equipment Manager, MLS NEXT Pro

Devon Manifold

Performance Coach, MLS NEXT Pro

Katie Best

Sports Dietitian, MLS NEXT Pro


Bryan Scales

Executive Director of Academy

Dominic Oduro

UPSL Head Coach

Torrey Stricklin

UPSL Assistant Coach

Alex Martinez

U-17 Head Coach

Jorge Herrera

U-15 Head Coach

Matt Ford

U-15 & U-17 Assistant Coach

Patrick Daka

U-14 Head Coach

Jordan Phillips

U-14 Assistant Coach & U-13 Head Coach

Marco Diaz

U-12 Head Coach & Academy Scout

Jason Osborne

Head of Academy Recruitment

Michal Gorszczaryk

Head of Academy Goalkeeping

Evan Harvey

Academy Goalkeeping Coach

Jamie Blair

Academy Performance Specialist

Scott Morrison

Academy Athletic Trainer

Alex Nucerino

Academy Athletic Trainer

Katie Best

Sports Dietitian

Farrell O’Quinn

Education & Player Welfare Manager

Mateo Alzate

Youth Development Coordinator

Trevor Weimer

Academy Administrator