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Austin FC names Josh Wolff head coach

July 23, 2019 - 1:55 pm

AUSTIN ( -- Austin's first major league soccer team has its first-ever head coach.

Austin FC officials announced Tuesday that 42-year old Josh Wolff, currently an assistant coach for the U.S. Men's National Team, will join the team later this year after the end of the 2019 FIFA window.

"Josh Wolff is a rising star in the coaching ranks of our league, and on behalf of Austin FC we are thrilled to have secured a Head Coach with Josh’s exceptional character and soccer acumen to lead our Club," said Anthony Precourt, Chairman and CEO of Austin FC. "With his player-first mentality, deep understanding of MLS, along with his extensive scouting of CONCACAF teams and players, and experience at both the club and USMNT level, Josh was in high demand and we are delighted to have secured his services as Austin FC’s first ever Head Coach."

Wolff twice represented the United States as a player in both the 2002 and 2006 FIFA World Cup competitions. Prior to his current role with the USMNT, Wolff spent five years as an assistant coach for the Columbus Crew SC, and two years with D.C. United. His career as a standout player in MLS spanned 1998 through 2012.

Austin FC is set to begin play in 2021 as the 27th club in Major League Soccer.

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