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FC Dallas names Marco Ferruzzi Director of Soccer Operations

The long-time assistant officially moves into the front office.

MLS: Seattle Sounders at FC Dallas Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY Sports

The offseason shake ups at FC Dallas continue today as the club announced they have promoted long-time assistant coach Marco Ferruzzi to Director of Soccer Operations.

According to the press release sent out, Ferruzzi will oversee all areas of player personnel, scouting and team administration.

“Marco has been an invaluable part of the FC Dallas family for the last 15 years, and we are excited to promote him to an expanded leadership role,” FC Dallas Chairman and CEO Clark Hunt said. “Marco has extensive experience in MLS – both as a coach and on the technical side – and he has played a key role in our scouting operation for many years. He will be an important member of our leadership team as we move into this next chapter, and I know he will do an outstanding job.”

The 48-year old joined FC Dallas in 2004 ahead of the 2005 season, serving five coaches over his tenure with the club. In 14 seasons with the team, FC Dallas compiled a regular season record of 186-147-123 in MLS play. He also had a 2-2-1 record as an interim head coach in 2008 prior to the hiring of Schellas Hyndman.

Ferruzzi holds his USSF “A” coaching license. He has served as a reserve team, pre-academy and premier team coach in the FC Dallas youth club. In 2012, Ferruzzi coached the FC Dallas Reserves, coaching the team to 6-3-1 record where they finished in second place of the MLS Reserve League’s Central/Mountain Division.

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