Since being named to his current position in February of 2017, Hamlett has filled a vacancy by naming a new Director of Red Bulls Academy and restructured the club’s scouting department.
He has also made noteworthy additions to the Red Bulls roster re-signing players including Bradley Wright-Phillips, Daniel Royer and Sean Davis, and bringing in immediate contributors such as the club’s first Young Designated Player, Kaku, and center back Tim Parker. Hamlett also signed Michael Amir Murillo and Fidel Escobar, who are currently playing with Panama in the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia.
“On behalf of the entire organization, I’d like to congratulate Denis,” said Red Bulls General Manager Marc de Grandpre. “His leadership and direction have made a positive impact across our organization and paved the way for a bright future.”
Hamlett is a native of Puerto Limon, Costa Rica. Prior to being named Sporting Director, Hamlett served two years as an assistant coach with the Red Bulls. An MLS original, Hamlett retired from playing after the 1996 season and began a career that has included time as the head coach of the Chicago Fire, where he took the team to back-to-back Eastern Conference Finals.