Note: I attempted to post this as a fan shot, but there was an error saving it. I decided to include some information from the article and make it a fan post.
Marc Nicholls, a 2 time US Soccer Development Academy national coach of the year, has been hired by the Sounders to run its new U14 program.
Nicholls has been the head coach of the Carolina Dynamo since the 2011 season. Under him, Carolina has won their division in PDL in both 2011 and 2012. They are currently tied for first place in their division, but they have 4 games in hand over West Virginia. In 2011, Carolina made it to the Conference Semifinals and made it to the national Semifinal in 2012.
He is also the technical director of the NC Fusion, whose U18 team made it to finals week in the USSDA playoffs last year.
The article states that Nicholls will also have some scouting duties with the Sounders. Prior to this signing, he has served as a scout for the Montreal Impact.