TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) - 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.