As expected, the Vancouver Whitecaps officially confirmed Alan Koch as the first ever Head Coach of the Whitecaps FC 2, the clubs USL Pro franchise.
Koch spent the last seven years as the Head Coach of the Simon Fraser University soccer team, and it was revealed he will stay with SFU in a scouting role. (I wonder if the practice grounds at UBC will mess him up a bit?)
Terms of the deal weren't released, but the Whitecaps did confirm this is a multi-year contract. According to the Whitecaps official press release, Koch had a history of success with SFU.
Koch, 39, spent the last seven years as head coach of the Simon Fraser University (SFU) men's soccer program and is himself an SFU graduate. Koch, with a record of 126W-21L-7D at SFU, became the quickest coach in the school's history to reach the 100-win milestone.
For his efforts, the North Vancouver, BC, resident was recognized as the Conference Coach of the Year in six consecutive seasons and guided the Clan to a Top Ten ranking in either the NAIA or NCAA Division II in every season he's been in charge.
Other highlights of his tenure at SFU include four Great Northwest Athletic Conference (GNAC) championships, two NCAA Division II regional championships, and two berths in the NCAA Division II Final Four.
What do we think, Whitecaps fans? A good move for WFC2?