Head Coach Mario Pereira is in its fourth year with the Reds and since joining the Reds he has improve the team performance year after year. Mario Pereira was an East Providence High School All-State, All-New England, and First Team NSCAA McDonald's All-American. He was named as the Providence Journal's Co-Athlete Of The Year In 1975. While playing at the University of Rhode Island, he was a two time All New England forward and still holds the record at URI for the most goals scored in a half.
Pereira began his coaching career as an assistant at Brown University from 1982-1989. After his time at Brown, Pereira became the head coach for LASA league team Lusitania from 1989-1994. During his time with Lusitania, Pereira won the LASA championship in 1991,1992, and 1993 where he was also named coach of the year during those seasons. In the year 1995, Pereira founded the Rhode Island Stingrays (1995-2009) which would also see him as the club’s head coach. Pereira’s Stingrays competed in the USL Pro from 1995 to 2001. From 2002 through 2009 the Stingrays competed in the USL PDL which saw Pereira coach future United States Men’s National Team player Geoff Cameron. Currently, Pereira is the head coach for La Salle Academy in Providence, RI where he has won 11 Boys Division 1 Championships since the year 2000.