[AMERICANS ABROAD] Tim Hankinson
, who has coached in MLS, the USL and the collegiate ranks and whose globetrotting has taken
him to Iceland and Guatemala, is off to India to coach Goa's Salgaocar FC, which won promotion to the 2009-10 I-League First Division.
Hankinson was most recently the men's
head coach at Division II power Ft. Lewis. He made a name for himself as head coach of Alabama A&M during its heyday as a D1 power and also coached at DePaul and Syracuse.
worked in the USL and MLS's Project-40 program before coaching MLS's Tampa Bay Mutiny and Colorado Rapids. He also coached in the Icelandic Second Division.
Hankinson coming to India will enrich this country's footballing culture," agent Eddie Rock told
Located on India's west coast, Goa has a strong Portuguese influence and is noted for its
Salgaocar, one of six Goan teams in the I-League, has recently signed Brazilians Luciano Sabrosa
and Alexandre D'Silva
and Nigerian Chigbo Offor
for the 2009-10 season.