Honored and humbled to be named the inaugural head coach of @GVLTriumph! Looking forward to building something special both on and off the field. #yeahTHATGreenville Grateful to @joeerwin @dougerwin_ @EndeavorGville & @ChrisLewisVU92 for this exciting opportunity @USL_D3 pic.twitter.com/i0nPKhBQQG— John Harkes (@johnharkes6) August 27, 2018
Harkes, 51, signed a three-year contract with Triumph SC. In his most recent job, he was the head coach and director of football for FC Cincinnati in its 2016 USL launch.
"John has a deep knowledge of the game both from the players' perspective and on the technical side as a coach, scout and sporting director," said Triumph SC president Chris Lewis. "He’s very much a student of the game and understands it at all levels from upper-age youth clubs to the major European professional clubs."
Harkes, whose son Ian plays for D.C. United, earned 90 caps and played in two World Cups (1990, 1994) and one Olympics (1988).