NASL's Puerto Rico FC hires Whitbread as coach

NASL expansion team Puerto Rico FC named Adrian Whitbread as the club's head coach. PRFC, owned by NBA star Carmelo Anthony, will begin play in the NASL in the 2016 fall season.

Whitbread was an assistant coach with the Puerto Rico Islanders when they reached the semifinals of the Concacaf Champions League in 2009, losing to Cruz Azul of Mexico in a shootout and won the USSF-D2 championship in 2010. They also won the CFU club competition in 2010 and 2011. He coached Antigua Barracuda FC in USL PRO in 2012-13.

Puerto Rico FC is scheduled to begin its first season in the league, playing its home matches at Juan Ramon Loubriel Stadium in Bayamon, during the 2016 Fall Season.

"We are extremely happy to introduce Adrian as our new head coach," Anthony said. "He is a high-energy person and a high-level thinker who will work well and demand the most from our group. Adrian has had success at many levels and we are looking forward to him leading our team next season."

PRFC also named Neil Sillett as its technical director.
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