Get to know the Greenville Triumph coaching and technical staff.
Place of Birth: Kearney, NJ
College: University of Virginia
2020’s League One Coach of the Year enters his third season with the Triumph, boasting a 24-9-13 record with two playoff appearances and a League One title. Served as Head Coach and Director of Football for FC Cincinnati (2016) and has held coaching and technical director positions at the national and MLS academy youth levels, including the U.S. U-20 Youth National Team and for D.C. United’s youth academy. The UVA alum joined the USMNT full time in 1988 earning 90 caps and competing in two FIFA World Cups (‘90, ’94) as well as the ‘88 Olympics. He was the first American to compete in the EPL and a six-time MLS All-Star selection.
Place of Birth: Bogota, Colombia
College: Southern Wesleyan University, Concordia University Nebraska
Previously a volunteer coach and video analyst for the Club, Luque officially joined the Triumph staff in 2023 as the Head Assistant Coach. Luque has over eight years of coaching experience at both the collegiate and club levels. A graduate of Southern Wesleyan University, he began his coaching career with the Warriors and played a major role in capturing the program’s first NCCAA National Championship. Prior to his time at SWU, he competed with Millonarios FC in Colombia for all years of youth eligibility. They captured the a GPAC Championship in 2015, which was the first national tournament appearance in program history. Nico holds a United States Soccer Federation B license, and is currently working on obtaining an A license.
Place of Birth: Hamilton, Bermuda
College: Erskine College
Returns to the Triumph for the club’s third season. He was the head coach at Anderson College (started program, ‘82-86) before returning to his alma mater at Erskine College as head coach of the men’s and women’s program from ’87-93. Spent ten years on the Region III ODP staff and 12 years as an ODP SC state coach. Represented Bermuda in four sports at the schoolboy level (Soccer, Rugby, Sailing and Badminton). Was a member of the Bermuda Men’s National Team from ’74-’78 and a member of the 1976 US Olympic Team. 3X All-American (Erskine College).
Place of Birth: Simpsonville, SC
College: Furman University
Returns to the Triumph for the club’s third season. Graduate of Furman University where he was a wide receiver and kick returner on the 2004 SoCon Championship team and the 2005 national semi-finalist squad. All-time leading receiver for Hillcrest High School’s football team. McKie brings over 10 years of experience in the fitness industry, having trained athletes from the PGA, LPGA, NFL, CFL, MLS and MLB. Co-owner of Knight Performance Factory in Greenville.
A former training player for the Triumph and the Greenville Liberty assistant goalkeeping coach, Restrepo joined the Triumph full-time in 2023. He is well-versed in the Upstate Youth soccer environment as a former director of goalkeeping and club coach. Like Luque, Restrepo has also coached on the collegiate side for USC Upstate as the men’s assistant coach. A former collegiate and pro player, Restrepo recorded roster marks for A.F.C. Roatan (Honduras 2nd Division), Kaw Valley F.C. (USL League Two) and NPSL teams Lansing United and Upward Stars.
Monczewski has spent the past two seasons with Greenville on the training squad while completing his college career as a goalkeeper at Bob Jones University, helping the Bruins capture two NCCAA National Championships. Prior to completing his graduate studies, Monczewski interned with Knights Performance Factory, and served on the match day staff for both the Triumph and Liberty.