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FC Tucson Names Jon Pearlman Director of Soccer Operations

By Staff, 12/13/18, 4:55PM EST


Former club head coach will also help with Mobile Mini Sun Cup

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 You can also visit the team’s Facebook page at and follow all of the news related to FC Tucson on Twitter at 

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