North Texas Soccer Club announced today that it has appointed Eric Quill as its first head coach. Quill played one season for the Dallas Burn during his nine-year playing career in Major League Soccer.
The 40-year old brings some quality coaching experience from the academy side into the newly formed USL League One team. He holds a U.S. Soccer Federation “A” coaching license and was previously technical director of Texans Soccer Club Houston in charge of player development, coaching development and technical training curriculum. As academy director and U-18 head coach, Quill lead Texans SC to its first ever national title in 2017 when it won the U.S. Development Academy U-18 Championship. He also has experience at the youth international level having been an assistant coach for the U.S. National Team at the U-15, U-17 and U-19 levels.
“I’m honored to be chosen by the Hunt ownership, Luchi Gonzalez and Chris Hayden to lead North Texas SC in its inaugural season and help kick-start such an important piece of this fantastic organization,” Quill said. “FC Dallas has been on the cutting edge of player development. NTSC is the next step in expediting the development of young talent to be successful at the first team level which is exciting to me.”
Quill and North Texas SC will begin their first season on March 30 against the Chattanooga Red Wolves SC.