WILMINGTON, NC August 21, 2014 – Wilmington Hammerheads FC announced today that, by mutual agreement, David Irving is leaving his role as head coach and will no longer be involved in the day to day operation with the team.
“David has been an integral figure in the soccer community in Wilmington for many years and had many successes,” said Wilmington Hammerheads FC General Manager Jason Arnold. “He has contributed so much to the Hammerheads and the city of Wilmington, and for that we are very grateful. We wish David all the best and much success in the future.”
Inducted into the USL PRO Hall of Fame in 2011, Irving steered the team into playoffs ten of his fifteen seasons as head coach, clinching the title in 2003 and nearly claiming it again in 2012. His personal successes have brought an international flair to Wilmington, helping to orchestrate friendly matches with teams from the United Kingdom and bringing top international and domestic players to the Hammerheads.
Irving will be pursuing other interests following his absence and will be available for media contact on Thursday, August 21.
The team will be under the direction of Technical Director Carson Porter and General Manager Jason Arnold for the remainder of the USL PRO regular season. The search for a new head coach will begin following the season.
For more information regarding Wilmington Hammerheads FC, please contact (910) 777-2111 or visit www.wilmingtonhammerheads.com.
Wilmington Hammerheads FC Professional Soccer USL PRO
The Hammerheads are a professional soccer franchise founded in 1996. Competing in USL PRO, the Hammerheads have grown to be an internationally recognized organization. USL PRO is the most sophisticated and best operated professional league beneath and in support of Major League Soccer in the United States and Canada. The goal of Wilmington Hammerheads FC is to provide an opportunity for players to develop and reach their goals, while providing affordable family entertainment to Wilmington and the surrounding areas.