Zoran Krneta - General Manager

Zoran Krneta - General Manager

Zoran Krneta was named General Manager 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 overseeing the entire Sporting Department.

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.

Bobby Belair - Assistant General Manager

Bobby Belair - Assistant General Manager

Belair joined Charlotte FC in 2020 as the Director of Player Personnel where he oversaw the team’s salary budget for the inaugural roster build. He was subsequently promoted to Technical Director in 2022 before shifting to Assistant General Manager in 2024. The former Clemson University and Brown University player currently oversees player personnel, performance, and medical, as well as Crown Legacy FC roster construction.

Tommy Wilson - Technical Director

Tommy Wilson - Technical Director

Wilson joined Charlotte FC in 2024 after serving as the Philadelphia Union’s first academy director for over a decade. He has overseen the development of more than 30 players who went on to sign professional contracts including current U.S. Men’s National Team players Brenden Aaronson, Paxten Aaronson and Mark McKenzie. The Scotland native brings 30 years of coaching experience, including stops at the Scottish Football Association and Rangers FC.

Miles Joseph - Associate Head Coach

Miles Joseph - Associate Head Coach

Joseph joined Charlotte FC in 2024 after serving as an assistant coach at the Portland Timbers since 2018, including a stint as interim head coach at the end of the 2023 season. He has also coached at Orlando City SC, New York City FC, and Real Salt Lake. During his playing career, Joseph played at Clemson University before amassing 120 appearances in MLS and representing the U.S. at the 1996 Summer Olympics.

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

Kyle Emerick

Performance Analyst

John Wilson

Player Engagement and Welfare Director

Mathew Pell

Head of Performance Science

Spencer Regier

First Team Administrator

Wan Kuzac

Team Administration Assistant / Player Liaison

Paul Dillon

Equipment Manager

Robert Stout

Assistant Equipment Manager

Mark Bodek

Equipment Assistant

Ana Kneisl

Soccer Operations Administrative Assistant

Performance & Sports Science

Jon MacGregor

Director, Performance & Sports Science

Tyler Knight

Head Athletic Trainer & Rehab Coordinator

Octavio Tobar

Assistant Athletic Trainer/Therapist

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 Analytics & 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

Santiago Jimenez

Academy 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

U-20 Head Coach

Jason Osborne

U-17 Head Coach

Torrey Stricklin

U-15 Head Coach

Farrell O'Quinn

Manager of Education and Player Welfare

Tom Morris

Head of Regional Scouting

Marco Diaz

U-12 Assistant Coach and Academy Scout

Matt Ford

U-17 Assistant Coach and IDP

Michal Gorszcaryk

Director of Academy Goalkeeping

Evan Harvey

U-14, U-15 & Discovery Program Goalkeeper Coach

Jorge Herrera

U-20 Assistant Coach

Santiago Jimenez

Academy Scout

Tom Marcason

Head of Academy Operations

Emily Morris

Head ATC

Alex Nucerino

Academy ATC

Mateo Alzate

Homestay Coordinator and Discovery Program Assistant Coach

Rachel Adamkowski


Jamie Blair

Academy Performance Specialist

Patrick Daka

Director of Pre-formation and U-14 Head Coach

Catie Mayo

Academy Performance Specialist

Nathen Gaw

Academy Equipment Coordinator