B.J. Callaghan, an assistant coach of the USMNT for the last four years, will serve as head coach for the upcoming Concacaf Nations League (June 15-18) and Gold Cup (June 24-July 16).
Callaghan takes over for Anthony Hudson, who is departing for a new opportunity, according to the federation. Hudson was also an assistant coach on the 2022 U.S. World Cup team and elevated to head coach when Gregg Berhalter's contract expired at the end of 2022. Hudson coached the USA for five games in 2023.
Callaghan, 41, joined U.S. Soccer in 2019 as a strategy analyst and became an assistant coach for the USMNT.
He has been the primary contact with about 12 USMNT players, including Tyler Adams and Tim Ream.
"His is a familiar voice that we are all comfortable with and have been around for years," said Ream. "We are positioned well to win another Nations League and we need to be prepared from day one of camp to get the job done.”
Callaghan joined the federation from the Philadelphia Union, where he spent seven years, first with the academy program and then as a first-team assistant under Jim Curtin. Callaghan played four seasons at Division III Ursinus College.
“B.J. has been an integral part of the USMNT staff during the last four years as this young team has grown and developed,” U.S. Soccer Sporting Director Matt Crocker said. “Working alongside Anthony Hudson these last five months, we are confident he is prepared and ready to lead this group in the summer tournaments. We are grateful to Anthony for the tremendous job he did and wish him success in the future.”
Crocker expects to have a new USMNT head coach in place by the end of the summer.