Thursday, August 9, 2012

Rapids Hire Dir As Asst. Coach

The Rapids hired Dave Dir as assistant and goalkeeper coach today, replacing the outgoing David Kramer who's moving on to "other opportunities". Dir is probably best known as Dallas' first coach, heading the team from 1996-2001.  He then moved into the broadcasting booth and worked as a U.S. U-20 assistant coach from 2002 through last year.  Dir was actually Pareja's coach for the first 4 years Pareja played in Dallas, now Dir is working for Pareja.  Prior to MLS Dir had coached the Colorado Foxes and Regis University, so this brings him back to Colorado.  Kramer was originally hired as part of Claivjo's staff shortly before he left in 2008 and then worked for Smith the whole time Gary was in charge.

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