A few days ahead of the team’s open tryout on November 22-23, Switchbacks FC announced head coach Steve Trittschuh’s chief assistant, Wolde Harris.

Harris and Trittschuh were Colorado Rapids teammates from 1997 to 1999. Trittschuh went to the Tampa Bay Mutiny and retired in 2001. In 2000, Harris moved to the New England Revolution for three seasons, but he was not ready to retire. The Jamaican striker played with the Kansas City Wizards in 2003. In 2004, he scored two goals in eight games for the Charleston Battery before scoring four goals in 17 games for Boden BK in Sweden. Harris returned to the Rapids in 2005 and scored a goal in 10 appearances. From 2006 to 2009, he played for C.D. FAS in El Salvador.

Born in Kingston, Jamaica, Harris played for the University of Connecticut and Clemson University while remaining part of the Jamaican national team pool. Harris played 25 games for his country throughout his career and has always tended to his Jamaican roots. With the help of his father and brothers, Harris founded the Jamaican Grassroots Football Company.

As a coach, Harris was on staff for Lorne Donaldson’s Real Colorado. Since then, he has been an assistant coach at Kingston College with his father in Jamaica, as well as his alma mater, Clemson University. As a player, Harris performed at a high level all over the world, coordinating in multiple languages and systems. Combined with Trittschuh’s playing and coaching experience, the Jamaican can offer attacking expertise to balance Trittschuh’s defensive perspective.

The announcement on Switchbacksfc.com includes a highlight reel of Wolde’s MLS goals.