Ethan O’Neill has stepped down from his role as interim head coach after leading the club to the USL2 Championship. O’Neill assumed the role after previous head coach, Jason Farrell, left the team to pursue a new opportunity with Seattle University. The decision for his departure was amicable, with O’Neill needing to focus on other coaching commitments that were not able to work in conjunction with the role of Ballard FC head coach. The club thanks him for his service and expert leadership on and off the pitch. Under his guidance, Ballard FC did not lose a game on their way to becoming national champions.
The role of head coach of a USL2 club is unique in that it requires part-time engagement year round, but is nearly full time during the summer season. This necessitates a flexible schedule that can be challenging to achieve for many coaches.
As the club bids farewell to O’Neill, Ballard FC is excited to embark on a new chapter by initiating the search for a new head coach. The club is committed to finding a leader who shares the club’s values, vision, and commitment to excellence. The hiring process has begun and more information can be found at goballardfc.com/get-involved.
The search for the new head coach marks an exciting opportunity for seasoned professionals in the soccer coaching community to join a dynamic and ambitious organization. Ballard FC invites qualified individuals to apply for the position, bringing their expertise and passion to contribute to the club’s continued success.
Follow Ballard FC’s official channels for updates on the coaching search and other exciting developments all off-season long.