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January 07, 2008

Chicago hires Marcia McDermott

Former Northwestern women's soccer head coach Marcia McDermott has been appointed the general manager of Chicago's new pro women's soccer franchise. McDermott will oversee the franchise's coaching search and will work with team president Peter Wilt in hiring a front office staff. A coach is expected to be named next month.
After helping launch Northwestern's women's soccer program in 1994 as its first head coach, McDermott became the first head coach of the WUSA's Carolina Courage in 2001 and led the team to a Founder's Cup title in 2002. The following season she became the team's assistant general manager and director of ticket sales. Most recently, McDermott was an associate head coach with the University of Illinois women's soccer team.
As a player, McDermott won three national titles at the University of North Carolina (1983, 1984, 1986) and alse earned seven caps with the U.S. women's national team.
The new pro women's soccer league is expected to debut in the Spring of 2009.

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