Academy Head Coach: Laurent Courtois
Laurent Courtois is in his first season with Columbus Crew SC. Courtois joins Crew SC Academy after spending three years as an Assistant Coach for the LA Galaxy II from 2017-2019, where he helped develop young professional players. Before his time with the Galaxy, Courtois was the Youth Head Coach for Olympique Lyonnais of France’s Ligue 1 from 2014-2017, working with the U-17 and U-16 men’s categories, as well as the U-15 women’s category. A former professional player, Courtois plied his trade for 17 years in multiple teams across the world, including West Ham United of the English Premier League, Levante UD of Spain’s La Liga, Olympique Lyonnais, Toulouse FC and Grenoble Foot 28 of France’s Ligue 1 as well as the LA Galaxy and Chivas USA of Major League Soccer. Courtois holds a UEFA “A” License and a U.S. Soccer Federation “A” License.