, who has been at FC Dallas since 2004 and worked under five coaches as an assistant, was named the MLS club's director of soccer operations in charge of player personnel,
scouting and team administration.
“Marco has been an invaluable part of the FC Dallas family for the last 15 years, and we are excited to promote him to an expanded leadership
role,” FC Dallas chairman and CEO Clark Hunt
said. “Marco has extensive experience in MLS – both as a coach and on the technical side – and he has played a key role in
our scouting operation for many years."
The San Antonio native played at the University of North Carolina and then professionally with MLS's Tampa Bay Mutiny and the Richmond Kickers and
Minnesota Thunder in the A-League.
Ferruzzi was the second big hire from within the FC Dallas organization. Academy director Luchi Gonzalez
was named head coach after Oscar
Gonzalez unveiled his coaching staff on Wednesday, naming former academy coaches Peter Luccin
and Mikey Varas
as assistants and keeping incumbent
goalkeeping coach Drew Keeshan
for the 2019 season.