AUSTIN, Texas -- Austin’s Major League Soccer team has its first head coach.

During a press conference Tuesday morning, Austin FC announced 42-year-old Josh Wolff as the club’s inaugural leader. Wolff brings with him a great deal of coaching and playing experience.

Wolff was most recently an assistant coach for the United States men’s national soccer team. He’s also served as an assistant coach for the Columbus Crew and D.C. United of MLS.

He additionally made 52 appearances with the United States national team, scoring nine goals.

“Josh Wolff is a rising star in the coaching ranks of our league, and on behalf of Austin FC we are thrilled to have secured a head coach with Josh’s exceptional character and soccer acumen to lead our club,” said Anthony Precourt, chairman and CEO of Two Oak Ventures, which owns the rights to operate Austin FC and its stadium.



“It’s a tremendous honor to join Austin FC and begin the process of building Austin’s team into a world class club for all of Austin to enjoy,” Wolff said. “My family and I want to thank Anthony Precourt for granting us this amazing opportunity to be a part of this incredible city and this extraordinary undertaking.”

In addition to his coaching stints, Wolff played for the Chicago Fire, D.C. United and Kansas City Wizards of MLS.

Wolff is anticipated to start with the team following the conclusion of the November 2019 FIFA window.

The team is slated to take the field in March of 2021.