After an illustrious career as a defender in Major League Soccer, Jamison Olave joined Real Monarchs as an assistant coach in 2017, prior to moving into the interim head coaching role for the Monarchs during the 2018 season.
Starting his player career in 2001 in Columbia with Deportivo Cali, Olave made 97 appearances and two goals across four years with his home club, making loan appearances across the Columbian league before coming to Major League Soccer on loan with Real Salt Lake in 2008.
Since joining the RSL family as a player, Olave has made a total of 159 appearances tallying 13 goals for RSL, including the first goal at Rio Tinto Stadium in the 1-1 tie against New York Red Bulls on October 9, 2008. Olave has helped lead RSL to its lone MLS Cup title in 2009, as well as being named to the MLS All-Star teams in 2010 and 2011 while earning accolades such as 2010 MLS Defender of the Year and being selected for the MLS Best XI in 2011.
For the 2013 and 2014 MLS seasons, Olave joined New York Red Bulls, helping push the club the MLS Supporters’ Shield before returning to Real Salt Lake to finish his player career in 2015/16. Olave began his coaching career with the Real Monarchs, taking a stint as the interim Head Coach, earning a record of 11-12-2 during his time at the helm.
Glaeser began his youth career at James Madison University and the University of Hartford where he earned the America East Conference Goalkeeper of the Year as well as the NSCAA Northeast Region Goalkeeper of the Year. In 2007, Glaeser helped lead the University of Hartford to an appearance in the America East Championship, having played every minute in goal allowing only 18 goals throughout the season.
Glaeser started his senior career with the Western Mass Pioneers in the USL second Division before signing with Finnish club Pallo-Iirot in 2009. He returned to the United States in 2010 playing for Miami FC before a small stint on loan with FC Tampa Bay and signed with USL Pro club Wilmington Hammerheads in 2014, working as the Goalkeeper Coach and Community Development Coordinator while playing as an active player.
In early 2017, Matt Glaeser joined Real Monarchs as an assistant coach.