Additional Technical Staff

General Manager, Rapids 2 / Sr. Director, Soccer Development

Player Welfare Officer

Mitch Murray

Senior Director, Scouting and Recruitment

Chris Zitterbart

Manager, Scouting

Matthew Pfeffer

Data Analyst

Brennan Stieneker

Scouting Video Analyst

Team Operations Staff

Boyd Kirk

Coordinator, Team Operations

Hayden Andrews

Sr. Manager, Equipment

Jordan Weidman

Coordinator, Equipment

Gavin Reid

Coordinator, Equipment

Sports Science and Medical Staff

Rick Guter

Head Athletic Trainer

Ahron Thode

Head of Sport Science & Performance

Peter Gorka

Strength and Conditioning Coach

Sean O'Neill

Assistant Athletic Trainer

Ciara Dargahi

Assistant Athletic Trainer

Joel Carrithers


Dr. John Spittler

Chief Medical Officer & Team Primary Care Physician

Dr. Morteza Khodaee

Team Primary Care Physician

Dr. Luke Miller

Team Primary Care Physician

Dr. Brad Changstrom

Team Primary Care Physician

Dr. Rachel Frank

Team Orthopedist

Dr. Josh Metzl

Team Orthopedist

Dr. Jamie Genaurio

Team Orthopedist

Gianfranco Fino

Massage Therapist

Amy Cramer

Massage Therapist

Debbie Lipski

Massage Therapist

Colorado Rapids Youth Development Staff

Brian Crookham

Senior Director of Soccer Development / USL General Manager

Chris Cartlidge

Academy Technical Director / U-15 Coach

Erik Bushey

U-17 Coach

Andrew Butler

U-15 Coach

Marcelo Balboa

U-14 Coach

Andrew Kewley

U-13 Coach

Antti Ronkanen

U-12 Coach

Zachary Winterberg

Academy Athletic Trainer