The NASL's Indy Eleven won't renew Tim Hankinson
’s contract as head coach for the 2018 season.
Hankinson, one of the most-traveled American coaches, led Indy Eleven to the
2016 NASL spring championship, in his second season with the club. He previously coached the NASL San Antonio Scorpions in 2012-13.
Hankinson, 62, made a name for himself at Alabama A&M in the early 1980s. He later worked at teams in MLS (Tampa Bay and
Colorado) and for the league office in its infancy and coached teams in the old USISL. He also coached teams in Iceland, India and Jamaica.
Hankinson's departure leaves only two confirmed
head coaches for the 2018 NASL season: Gio Savarese
at the New York Cosmos and Mark Lowry
at the Jacksonville Armada. Marco Velez
finished the season as interim coach
at Puerto Rico FC. Alessandro Nesta
recently stepped down as head coach at spring and fall champion Miami FC.