SANDY — Real Salt Lake announced Tuesday that former Jamaican international and captain Tyrone Marshall has been named an assistant coach to serve as the club’s main defenders coach.
"We're really fortunate to add somebody like Tyrone to our staff. His character is going to be excellent for our team and especially our defenders," RSL head coach Jeff Cassar said in a press release. “He had a very, very good career in MLS and he's a young, hungry coach who wants to prove himself. That's the kind of staff I want to have. With us moving Craig Waibel into the technical director role, it was important that I brought somebody in that held the same standards that Craig did, and Tyrone fits that bill completely."
Marshall played on five MLS clubs from 1998-2012 and had 83 fixtures for the Jamaican national side, serving as captain of his national team in stretches.
Since retiring from soccer, Marshall has worked with youth soccer development and has coached in the Premier Development League.
"My family and I are very excited about the opportunity to join the RSL organization," said Marshall in the press release. "The direction and vision that Jeff Cassar has created within the team is something I aspired to be associated with once given the opportunity to return to MLS."
In other news it looks like RSL midfielder Cole Grossman is on his way to Europe.
Bob Bradley, the former U.S. National Team manager and current coach of Stabaek in Norway's Tippeligaen, announced in a video that his side has signed Grossman.
At the end of last year Grossman joined Stabaek on trial and according Bradley in the video, "impressed everyone as a versatile, smart midfielder."
Real Salt Lake has yet to confirm the Grossman move.