TUCSON, Ariz. (December 13, 2018) — FC Tucson announced today that former FC Tucson head coach Jon Pearlman has been named the Director of Soccer Operations effective immediately. Pearlman will oversee day-today operations of the club as well as help run operations of the Mobile Mini Sun Cup in Tucson.
"I want to thank Bobby Dulle, Rick Schantz and all of the Phoenix Rising ownership group for this incredible opportunity to return to FC Tucson in its professional debut season in USL League One," Pearlman said. "I am excited to for the opportunity to again produce another memorable MLS preseason and Mobile Mini Sun Cup, as well as work with Coach Schantz and Sawatzky to elevate our FC Tucson players and team performance on the field and in the community."
Pearlman was most recently head coach of the Oklahoma City Energy FC U23s, an amateur club in USL League Two (formerly the Premier Developmental League). Prior to 2018, he was the head coach for then-PDL side FC Tucson and compiled a 9-2-3 record en route to a division title.
Pearlman’s ties to FC Tucson go all the way back to its founding as a PDL franchise. Pearlman acted as a general manager, technical director, and co-owner of the club.
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About FC Tucson
FC Tucson, established in 2010, is participating in its first-ever professional season in USL League 1. In 2012, FC Tucson was named the USL League 2 Rookie Franchise of the Year. To stay up to date on the club, check out the team’s website at www.fctucson.com. You can also visit the team’s Facebook page at www.facebook.com/FCTUCSON and follow all of the news related to FC Tucson on Twitter at www.twitter.com/FCTucson.
About USL League One
USL League One is shaping the future of the game in the United States, uniting passionate fans in new markets with the thrill of a proven professional soccer experience. League One submitted its sanctioning application to the U.S. Soccer Federation on Aug. 14. South Georgia Tormenta FC, FC Tucson, Greenville Triumph SC, Forward Madison FC, Chattanooga Red Wolves SC, Toronto FC II, Orlando City B, Lansing Ignite FC, North Texas SCand the Richmond Kickers have been revealed as teams set to compete in the inaugural 2019 season.