Coaching Staff

Trevor James

Indy Eleven announced the addition of experienced assistant coach Trevor James to the technical staff on March 23, 2017.

The native of Norwich, England, also brings coaching experience from his native country, as James fulfilled various roles with Ipswich Town (youth academy coach), Colchester United (reserve team manager) and Cambridge United (first team coach and chief scout) in England’s League One prior to his time in MLS. James, who holds “A” coaching licenses from both the U.S. Soccer Federation and UEFA, played professionally for teams in England, Norway, and the United States before retiring in 1985.

James has nearly a decade of technical staff experience inside the ranks of MLS, most recently serving as the Director of Scouting for Chicago Fire SC from 2014-15. Stops prior to Chicago included an assistant coaching stint with Portland Timbers FC during their expansion season in 2011 and dual roles as an assistant coach and Director of Player Development for the LA Galaxy’s successful academy system between 2006-10.

“I am extremely excited to be joining Tim Hankinson’s staff at Indy Eleven.  Tim’s reputation and experiences in US professional soccer combined with Indy Eleven’s status as the flagship franchise in the NASL made for an easy decision when I received Tim’s call,” said James.  “I have always been impressed and intrigued by Indianapolis’ sporting culture and the vibrancy of the city.  I would like to thank Tim Hankinson, Jeff Belskus and Ersal Ozdemir for their efforts in bringing me to the club.  I am looking forward to the opportunity to work with the players, staff, and management of Indy Eleven to continue the efforts to bring championships to this city and its amazing fans.”

“Trevor James brings a vast range of Major League Soccer and international experience as a coach and scouting director,” said Indy Eleven head coach Tim Hankinson. “I look forward to him strengthening our staff and assisting in the building of another winning team for 2017.”

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