DONOVAN RICKETTS – GOALKEEPERS COACH
The legendary Jamaican goalkeeper Donovan Ricketts was named the Goalkeepers Coach of FC Tulsa as a member of Blair Gavin’s Technical Staff ahead of the 2023 season. A USSF “B” license holder, Ricketts served as an assistant coach and goalkeepers coach for FC Tulsa since 2018 before being named the club’s interim head coach in on June 17, 2022 until the end of the 2022 season. Ricketts finished his tenure as the interim head coach with record of 8W-8L-3D and accounted for 65% of FC Tulsa’s 2022 point total.
Ricketts’ goalkeeping résumé speaks for itself. One of the greatest players in Jamaican National Team history, Ricketts made more than 80 appearances for his country on the international stage, often serving as his country’s captain. He competed in numerous CONCACAF tournaments including numerous Gold Cups and 2010 World Cup qualifying. He was a member of Jamaica’s 1998 World Cup team.
His club career was just as prolific, as he spent time professionally playing in Jamaica, England and the U.S. He recorded over 100 appearances in England for Bradford City A.F.C. in English League One.
Ricketts is likely best known for his time in MLS as one of the greatest keepers in league history. He was named the MLS Goalkeeper of the Year twice and won an MLS Cup in 2011 with LA Galaxy.