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Jon Pearlman to Step Down

By admin, 12/22/17, 10:00AM MST


Former FC Tucson owner to become assistant coach at USL side Oklahoma City Energy FC

TUCSON (December 22, 2017) — Today FC Tucson announced that General Manager and Head Coach Jon Pearlman will be stepping down from his post to become an assistant coach at United Soccer League side Oklahoma City Energy FC. Pearlman was the club’s GM from inception through last season. He also acted as the team’s coach in 2017. He amassed a 9-2-3 record en route to a first-place finish in the Mountain Division.

Phoenix Rising FC will conduct a nation-wide search for Pearlman’s replacement effective immediately.

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