Anthony Pulis is entering his second season in charge of Saint Louis FC after guiding the club to their first ever postseason in 2018 with an overall record of 14-9-11 which saw the team finish 8th in the USL Western Conference. Saint Louis FC boasted a 10-2-5 home record during the 2018 season with 23 goals scored and only 11 conceded, including a stretch that saw the team finish with eight wins in a row and go 10 games unbeaten since a 1-0 loss to Real Monarchs SLC in Match 15.
Pulis joined Saint Louis FC after managing Orlando City B for 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.
Pulis holds both his US Soccer Pro License (highest license level available) and UEFA A License.
Max Rogers is entering his second year as the assistant to Anthony Pulis after helping the team reach the USL Cup Playoffs for the first time in 2018. He 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 entering his fifth season as the goalkeeping coach and has been with the club since the beginning in 2015. He 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.
Director of High Performance
Nathan Steinmetz oversees Medical, Strength & Conditioning, Dietetics, Sport Psychology/Mental Training, and Social Welfare as the Director of High Performance 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 2016.
Steinmetz holds a Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science, K-12 Physical Education and Health, and is a NSCA Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist.
Jacob Tanner is an athletic trainer for Mercy Sports Medicine with his primary focus being Saint Louis Football Club.
Tanner was the head athletic trainer with the St. Louis Ambush of Major Arena Soccer League during the 2017-2018 season. During the off-season, he continued growing his orthopedic therapy skills in the Mercy Sports Medicine Therapy Clinic working with active individuals of all ages.
Tanner is a certified and licensed athletic trainer as well as certified in Functional Movement Screening for athletes. He received a Bachelor’s degree in Sports Medicine and Athletic Training from Missouri State University where he was a member of the athletic training student organization as well as the Fraternity of Phi Gamma Delta.
Tanner previously worked as a graduate assistant athletic trainer at Lindenwood University where he was the athletic trainer for their softball, football, and baseball teams while completing his masters degree in human performance. He has been a member of the National Athletic Trainer’s Association since 2010.
Aaron Vega, or "Vega", is the first team’s kit manager and is entering his fourth season with the club. He handles all of the first team’s equipment needs and also assists with merchandise and jersey design.
Vega graduated from Fresno State with a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology before earning his Master’s Degree in Journalism from the University of Texas-Austin. He interned with the club during the 2016 and 2017 seasons before being hired full-time.