Pulis joins Saint Louis FC after managing Orlando City B for the last two seasons with a combined 19-23-20 record, including reaching the playoffs in the club’s first season in the USL. Despite not qualifying for the playoffs in 2017, he led the team to a 12-game unbeaten stretch during the season and received plaudits for his management of a fluctuating squad.
Pulis previously played for Orlando City in the USL from 2012-2014 where he made 44 appearances and scored four goals as a midfielder. He was born in Bristol, England and developed in the Portsmouth system before spending time with a number of domestic clubs including Stoke City, Southampton, and Stockport County. Pulis made a total of 90 professional appearances and scored 5 goals during his playing career. He also represented the Welsh national team at the U21 level, making four appearances for his country in 2005.
Rogers was born in Grantham, England and graduated from Edinburgh Napier University with a Bachelor of Science honors degree in Sport and Exercise Science. He started his coaching career at St. Mirren FC in the Scottish Premiership in 2014 and was named the Assistant Head of Youth Development while also assisting with the reserve team and serving as the first team opposition scout. Rogers then joined the Orlando City SC Development Academy in 2016 and was in charge of Methodology and Player Development for both the academy teams and USL team. While serving in the Development Academy, he coached at the U13 and U16 levels and assisted for the U18 squad that reached the USSDA Championship quarterfinals in 2017. He currently holds a UEFA A License, UEFA B License, and the UEFA Elite Youth A License.
Brian Jones is a St. Louis-native who played professionally for Sint-Niklaaz in Belgium, Olivais-Muscovide in Portugal, and the Kansas City Wizards in MLS.
After his playing career was over, Jones was hired as the goalkeeper coach at SIUE where he coached from 2007-2014. Jones was promoted to co-head coach at SIUE in 2014 and helped lead the Cougars to the program’s first MVC title and an appearance in the second round of the NCAA Tournament. During his tenure, he mentored John Berner who is now playing for Phoenix Rising FC in the USL after being drafted by the Colorado Rapids in MLS.
Jones resides in St. Louis with his wife, Rebecca, and son, Remi.
Head Strength & Conditioning Coach
Nathan Steinmetz oversees both physical and psychological player development as the Head Strength & Conditioning Coach for the STLFC first-team and STLFC Academy teams.
Steinmetz earned his Master’s Degree in Sport Psychology from the University of Tennessee while working with multiple teams in the NCAA Division I athletics program. He coached at various levels including the US Youth Soccer National League and Midwest Regional League over a 17-year career before joining St. Louis Scott Gallagher in 2015.
Steinmetz holds a Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science, K-12 Physical Education and Health, and is a NSCA Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist.
Brian Bounds is an athletic trainer for Mercy Sports Medicine with his primary focus being Saint Louis Football Club.
Bounds was the head athletic trainer at Indian Hills Community College in Ottumwa, Iowa from 2011-2015 where he was responsible for the daily sports medicine needs of more than 200 athletes and 10 teams. He also started the athletic training program at Indian Hills and oversaw its growth into one of the best junior college athletic training programs in the country.
Bounds previously worked in Major League Soccer with the Kansas City Wizards in addition to collegiate positions with Northwestern University soccer and Missouri State University soccer. While studying physical therapy at Missouri State University, Bounds began his own strength and conditioning company that specialized in the enhancement of performance strictly for footballers called Bounds Soccer Systems. He also served as the strength and conditioning coach for Springfield Soccer Club.
Bounds is a certified and licensed athletic trainer as well as a certified strength and conditioning specialist. He has a Bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology from Michigan State University and a Master’s Degree in Physical Therapy from Missouri State University. He has been a member of the National Athletic Trainer’s Association since 2000 and the National Strength and Conditioning Association and the American Physical Therapy Association since 2005.
Bounds has a son named Ryker and he is an active member of Big Brothers and Big Sisters.