The following is a press release from The Sounders Women team.
Scott Ford has been promoted to the position of head coach for the Sounders Women for the 2018 WPSL season. After serving as an assistant the past two seasons under former head coach, Kim Calkins, Ford takes the reins of one of the top women’s development teams over the past two decades.
Ford explained what the new responsibility means with, “I am delighted to have been given this great opportunity to coach the Sounders Women. Thank you to Cliff and Darren for showing their confidence and trust in me. I have thoroughly enjoyed my time and role as assistant coach these last few seasons. I now look forward to continuing to help give aspiring young female collegiate soccer players the opportunity to grow, develop, and gain valuable experience that will help them in the quest to play in the NWSL. We have a fantastic group of players coming in this season and along with our assistant coaches Tim Reynolds and Ben Dragavon I am very excited to get the season underway on May 25th. We look forward to welcoming our fans down to Starfire and Sunset stadium this season….Go Sounders!”
Ford adds to his resume which currently includes a director and head coach position at Washington Premier Football Club in Puyallup, Washington. A Washington State EPD coach and time spent at Eastside FC have honed skills and prepared Ford for the next step in the coaching ladder.
“We are happy to promote Scott to the position of head coach with the Sounders Women,” said Cliff McElroy, Co-Owner Sounders Women, “His progression as a coach fits perfectly with the mission here with our clubs. We look forward to watching him help these great young players add to their game this summer.”
The Sounders Women kick off the 2018 campaign against THUSC on May 25 at Starfire Sports in what will be a double header night. The women’s team kick off at 5 p.m. and the Sounders U23 kick off at 7:30 p.m. against TSS.
Admission for both games and tickets can be found at sounderswomen.com. Early Bird Season Tickets are available for $50, which allows entry into all Sounders Women and Sounders U23 home games.