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Revolution hire Jay Heaps

Updated: November 15, 2011, 5:40 PM ET
By Brian O'Connell | Special to ESPNBoston.com

Three weeks after the New England Revolution and longtime coach Steve Nicol parted ways, the team hired a familiar face as his replacement.

Former Revolution defender Jay Heaps, who retired two years ago as the club's all-time leader with 243 games (2001 to 2009), was named as Nicol's successor Tuesday.

Nicol left Oct. 24 after 10 years as coach in what the team described as a mutual decision.

"I am thrilled to accept this position," Heaps said in a news release. "Throughout ...

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