Henry Apaloo was promoted to interim assistant coach for Atlanta United and will join Stephen Glass' staff beginning July 27, 2020.
Apaloo joined as ATL UTD 2 assistant coach Feb. 7, 2019 and has helped continue the club’s player development model as ATL UTD 2 has featured at least 24 Academy players since the team’s inception in 2018 and seen multiple players progress to the First Team.
Apaloo arrived from University of South Florida where he spent two years as assistant coach of the men’s soccer team. Prior to that, he was an assistant coach at Florida Gulf Coast University and Barry University. Apaloo holds a Football Association (FA) Level 2 Coaching Badge, an NSCAA Advanced National Diploma and a USSF B License while currently completing his A License.
At FGCU, Apaloo helped the Eagles reach top-25 status in 2016 and reach the NCAA Tournament for the fourth time in school history. With Barry, Apaloo helped guide the program to two NCAA Tournament appearances (2009, 2013) and three Sunshine State Conference titles, producing nine all-region players and five All-Americans. Following a highly decorated playing career at Barry where he was a four-year letter winner from 2004-08, Apaloo served as a graduate assistant coach for the team from 2008-2010 before being promoted to assistant coach.
Apaloo is a native of Blackburn, England and came up through the Premier League Academy League with spells at Blackburn Rovers, Manchester United and Bolton Wanderers. He spent two years with Preston North End FC and also played for the England National Futsal Team in the summer of 2008.