Tim Hankinson is perhaps best known as the
coach of the great Alabama A&M college teams of the late 1970s and early 1980s and one of the few Americans who has worked abroad -- clubs in Iceland, India and Jamaica and the U-17 national team
in Guatemala -- but he has an extensive resume of work at pro clubs in the United States.
Indeed, you won't find anyone with Hankinson's breadth of experience across MLS (Tampa Bay and
Colorado), the NASL (San Antonio and Indy Eleven), old USISL (Charleston and Raleigh) and now the new USL Division III.
The 63-year-old New Yorker will be the first head coach as the new
Chattanooga team, which will begin play in 2019.
“Tim’s experience and approach to building a championship team coupled with his energy and leadership skills made us very
comfortable with our decision,” said owner Bob Martino
in a team statement. “He is the right fit.”
If you include the five colleges at which he has worked,
Chattanooga will be Hankinson's 16th team.