RNYFC — Welcome To RNY FC Dr Lee Tucker!

Welcome To RNY FC Dr Lee Tucker!


Welcome To RNY FC Dr Lee Tucker!

Rochester New York FC (RNYFC) are delighted to officially announce Dr Lee Tucker as the club's first Sporting Director. 

Dr. Tucker is a former professional for Middlesbrough FC, Darlington FC and Woodlands Wellington in Singapore. Lee spent 8 years coaching at Middlesbrough’s academy during a productive spell, helping to develop EPL players such as Stuart Downing and James Morrison. Most recently, Lee was the Project Leader for Jamie Vardy’s V9 academy which has seen 23 players from 2 programs go onto experience professional league football in the UK.

Tucker has a PhD in Community Sports Development and was a Senior Lecturer in Sport Development and Sport & the Social Sciences at Leeds Beckett University.

I am delighted to finally be in Rochester. I am very proud to be representing a club with such a storied history and look forward to working with my colleagues to help bring back professional soccer to Rochester - Lee Tucker

Wendy Dworkin added that “Lee was always the standout candidate for this role. His expertise not only in soccer, but his understanding and knowledge of how sport can bring a community together is going to be a huge asset to what we want to achieve in Rochester with the team”.

Finally, Jamie Vardy, who worked closely with Tucker on Vardy's academy commented that “To finally be able to announce Lee as the Sporting Director is a huge step for the club. Lee has a huge task on his hands to build a team and playing identity to make our supporters proud, I have no doubt he is the person to lead the club on the technical side’.

Tucker will commence his role immediately with his first task being to appoint the club’s Head Coach and technical staff.


Posted on 11.10.2021. Writed by RNY FC

Recent News