Legendary UConn men’s soccer coach Ray Reid announced his retirement from the Huskies five months ago.
But it didn’t take long for him to find a new role within the sport.
Earlier this month, Hartford Athletic named Reid as the club’s technical director. Reid, a four-time National Soccer Coaches Association of America National Coach of the Year winner, will oversee all aspects of the first team including personnel decisions, selection of coaches and technical staff, player identification and scouting, as well as oversight of the Hartford Athletic academy.
"Over the past few months, I’ve really missed the locker room and the camaraderie of being part of a team. I’m honored and excited to join Hartford Athletic," Reid said. "I’d like to thank (Harford Athletic Chairman) Bruce Mandell, coach (Harry) Watling and the entire organization for welcoming me to the club. I am humbled by the opportunity they’ve presented to me to help grow the professional soccer team in the state I love. I would not have accepted this position if not for Bruce and coach Watling’s flexibility and understanding of my needs to be able to assist my parents at times with anything that may arise from their aging issues."