Ryan Martin joined Loudoun United in June of 2019 as the second head coach in the club’s history after becoming the director of United’s academy in January 2017. Prior to overseeing all youth development for D.C. United, the Columbus, Ohio, native coached and was the recruiting coordinator at Wake Forest University and in 2016 helped build FC Cincinnati’s roster from scratch.
An NSCAA All-American midfielder at Ohio Wesleyan under his father Jay Martin, the all-time winningest coach in NCAA history, Martin went on to play for Real Salt Lake and teams in Iceland and Germany before following his passion to coaching. He returned to Ohio Wesleyan to begin his coaching career, and the following year moved to Wake Forest University in 2007 under Jay Vidovich. During his time at Wake Forest, the Demon Deacons won one national championship, made three NCAA College Cups and won two ACC Championships while compiling a record of 102-39-22.
At FC Cincinnati, Martin acted as assistant coach, where he helped form a roster of 26 players from scratch in four months en route to finishing third (16-6-8) out of 29 teams and having the Goalkeeper of the Year, MVP and Golden Boot winner, Coach of the Year finalist and three First-Team All-USL players. He holds both a National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) and a United States Soccer Federation (USSF) license.
Technical Director & General Manager of Loudoun United FC
Stewart Mairs has been with D.C. United since 2016 starting out as the Director of Soccer Strategy and Analysis for the Black-and-Red. His main focus was on recruiting new talent for the club and oversaw advanced scouting and preparation for upcoming matches.
In early 2019, Mairs became the Technical Director of D.C. United who manages and oversees coach development along with assisting General Manager and VP of Soccer Operations, Dave Kasper.
Before arriving at D.C. United, Mairs worked for Prozone, a performance analysis and statistics company based in the UK, from 2004 to 2015. He has also worked as head of performance analysis for the U.S. Women’s National Team. During his time with the USWNT, he provided technical and tactical analysis of player and team strategy, ultimately helping the team to the 2015 World Cup championship as well as winning the gold medal at the 2012 London Olympics.
Assistant Coach and Head of Sports Performance
Director of Operations
Head Athletic Trainer