Jay Heaps: Soccer & Basketball, Talent & Guts, Player & President

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Jay Heaps is an American former professional soccer player who is currently the President and General Manager of Alabama-based USL Championship team Birmingham Legion FC. Following four years as a double-athlete at Duke University - he competed with both the Men's soccer team and Men's basketball team (under Coach K) and won the Hermann Trophy (best college soccer player) - Jay made the transition to professional soccer in the MLS beginning at Miami Fusion. After two seasons there, where he won MLS Rookie of the year, Jay moved to New England Revolution, where he spent the rest of his playing career making a total of 243 appearances. In addition, Jay earned 4 US men's national team caps, all coming in the 2009 CONCACAF Gold Cup. Since retiring from soccer in 2009, Jay wasted no time in pursuing careers off the field. He spent two years at Morgan Stanley as a private wealth manager before heading back to soccer as manager of the New England Revolution, where he remained until 2017.
Jay Heaps (@JayHeaps722) talks to Markus Fjørtoft (@markusfjortoft) and Ciaran McKenna (@ciaranmckenna8) about an extraordinary career molded by both natural and applied excellence. Jay's innate talent coupled with an extreme competitiveness has allowed him to succeed as both a player, coach, wall street wealth manager, and now in the dual role as President and General Manager at newly-started USL Championship team Birmingham Legion. Impressive is an understatement, and we're thrilled to share this episode with you!
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