Former Real Monarchs SLC Head Coach Martin Vasquez, whose departure from the club was announced on Monday morning. Assistant and former RSL player Jamison Olave will serve as interim Head Coach. | Photo courtesy Lori Scholl / Tulsa Roughnecks FC
HERRIMAN, Utah – Real Monarchs SLC announced on Monday that Head Coach Martin Vasquez has left his position. During the process of hiring the next head coach, Real Monarchs Assistant Coach Jamison Olave will serve as Interim Head Coach.
“We want to thank Martin for his years of service to the club. He was integral in building our Academy at Casa Grande, helping to design our ongoing development program and in assisting in the fundamental integration from the Academy, through the Monarchs and up to the first team.,” RSL Executive Vice President of Soccer Operations Rob Zarkos said. “We wish Martin and his family nothing but success in their future endeavors.”
Joining the RSL Academy prior to the 2011 U.S. Soccer Development Academy season, Vasquez helped produce a list of players that have found success in the professional and international ranks after working through the RSL Academy includes current Mexican National Team center back Carlos Salcedo.
Additionally, Vasquez helped develop the slew of RSL players that have represented the U.S. at the FIFA U-20 World Cup, from Jordan Allen in 2015 to the five players donning the Stars-and-Stripes in 2017 – Danilo Acosta, Justen Glad, Aaron Herrera, Brooks Lennon and Sebastian Saucedo. Three more RSL Academy products represented the U.S. in 2019, with RSL goalkeeper David Ochoa being joined by Sebastian Soto and Richie Ledezma.
The Monarchs currently sit in 12th place in the USL Championship’s Western Conference but had claimed three consecutive victories to move back into the race for the postseason after a 3-1 win against Tulsa Roughnecks FC. The side returns to Zions Bank Stadium this Saturday night when it plays host to New Mexico United.
The rest of the Monarchs technical staff will remain intact.