Minnesota United today announced that Amos Magee, former Director of Player Personnel, will now oversee the entire MNUFC youth development program as Vice President of Youth Development.
In his new role, Magee will manage the coaching staff, oversee the Academy and develop the infrastructure of the Pro Player Pathway, a path for players to progress from youth football to the Academy, MNUFC2 and first team. . It will foster collaborative relationships throughout Minnesota’s youth football community, with the goal of growing membership and assisting in the development of elite players.
“We are thrilled to have Amos Magee take on this role and continue our efforts to enhance our youth development program and strengthen our commitment to all Minnesota football players,” said MNUFC Director of Football Manny Lagos. “He brings with him both a deep connection to the Minnesota football community and a solid understanding of the strengths and weaknesses of youth football in our state, which will allow him to help develop our athletes into professional players while continuing to develop the game. levels.”
A native of Saint Paul, Magee has been with Minnesota United since 2016. In his previous role as director of player personnel, Magee worked closely with technical director Mark Watson to develop the Loons’ athletic vision for strategic growth. and recruiting players. Additionally, Magee helped build the analysis department, scouted players from around the world, and worked with the coaching staff to build a competitive roster representing the club’s technical vision and community values.
“I am very excited to rekindle my lifelong passion for developing youth football in Minnesota,” Magee said. “Minnesota has always produced great football players. With renewed interest and focus, we can do an even better job of developing top-level players. The growth of MLS and MLS NEXT makes Minnesota United a Ideally positioned to partner with the many great clubs and organizations in our state to not only grow elite football but also player participation and enjoyment.I am delighted to help lead this effort.
Noel Quinn will continue as the YDP’s Director of Youth Development, focusing on active engagement with Minnesota’s diverse youth football communities with the goal of creating an ongoing and lasting bond between the MNUFC and youth football. at all levels of the state. Additionally, Quinn will continue to be responsible for overseeing the Academy’s youth development and operations and will focus on building the capacity needed to support the growth of all youth programs.
“I really look forward to working with Noel – we share a common vision that every player who comes through our Academy will leave behind a better football player and more importantly a better person,” added Magee. “They should feel like a lifelong member of the Minnesota United family, sharing a collective vision of competition, inclusivity and success.”
Magee played high school football at Saint Paul Academy and college football at Wesleyan University, where he is still the school’s all-time leading scorer. He spent most of his professional career with the Minnesota Thunder, where he was their all-time leading scorer. Magee also played for the Tampa Bay Mutiny and the Chicago Fire in MLS. He retired as a player in 2004 and returned to the Thunder from 2006 to 2008 as the club’s head coach. In December 2007, he was selected to coach Team USA Maccabi at the 2007 Maccabi Pan American Games in Buenos Aires, Argentina, where he helped lead the team to gold.
In 2009, Magee was named Director of Soccer Development for USL Portland Timbers FC. In 2011, he helped oversee the Timbers’ move to MLS as a member of the first-team coaching staff and head coach of the reserve team. Magee joined DC United in 2014, where he served as assistant first-team coach and coach of the club’s U23 squad, before moving to Minnesota United in 2016.