Penn FC announced February 7th that former Tampa Rowdies Assistant Coach Raoul Voss has been named Head Coach for the club’s debut season with the USL.
German-born Voss worked on the technical staff for both TSG Hoffenheim and Concordia Hamburg after beginning his U.S. playing and coaching career at Florida International University in Miami. Voss recently served as an assistant coach for USL clubs Fort Lauderdale Strikers and Tampa Bay Rowdies.
“Becoming the first Penn FC head coach is a tremendous honor for me. I am really looking forward to this opportunity,” said Voss. “The goal for this upcoming season is to connect all these different pieces and facets of the club, unite them, and ultimately be a part of creating the identity of Penn FC.”
Voss joins a unique organization in Penn FC, which champions a focus on player development and using a global network of professional and amateur players to ultimately feed the Penn FC system. Majority owner George Altirs and his company Capelli Sport, along with Penn FC affiliate Rush Soccer (which currently oversees 85 amateur clubs in the U.S. and abroad), will be crucial in helping Voss grow the club and improve the quality of professional soccer in Central Pennsylvania.
“So far it has been wonderful working together. It is a very unique set up with huge potential,” adds Voss. “This is fantastic for me as a coach and the opportunities we will have together as one club are wonderful. Just thinking about talent development, creating a unique club culture, knowledge exchange, paths for the players, and a vast scouting network... the sky is really the limit here.”
Penn FC is excited to build a strong foundation for a successful 2018 USL season under Voss.