Sky Blue FC named Freya Coombe
as its head coach for the 2020 NWSL season.
The Englishwoman wore an interim tag for the last five games of the 2019 season. Sky Blue FC had been
operating without a head coach after Denise Reddy
left at the end of June. Goalkeeper coach Hugo Macedo
had been running the team.
Coombe came to Sky Blue FC from New York
Soccer Club, where she served as the director of scouting and as a Development Academy coach. Before that, Coombe coached at Reading for seven years, serving as the director of coaching for its Centre
of Excellence and women’s development team manager.
“We are thrilled to continue the work we began with Freya this past season as this club continues to progress and push
forward,” said Sky Blue general manager Alyse LaHue
. “She is the embodiment of the culture we’re striving to develop, and I’m excited to have her back as we build a new
future for Sky Blue.”
Seven of the eight head coaches in place for the 2020 NWSL season are English.