The Fire have released Assistant Coach Mike Matkovich and Fitness Specialist Alvaro "El Profe" Briones. Matkovich has been an assistant since January of 2009 after replacing Chris Armas on the staff. Briones joined the staff this past February, shortly after Carlos De Los Cobos was hired.
What does this all mean? In pro sports, changes in the assistant coaching staff generally indicate that the head coach is returning after a difficult season.