Tim Hankinson, Head Coach
DOB: February 2, 1955
POB: New York City, New York
In 1990, Hankinson moved into coaching professional teams starting with UMF Tindastoll in Iceland’s (First Division) as the first US national coach in Iceland, winning the Play Fair Award in 1991. Then in 1994, Hankinson was again awarded Coach of the Year for his work with the Charleston Battary club in the now USL. Then he worked as the general manager of the Raleigh Flyers for a year before filling the role of Director of Player Development for MLS form 1996-1998, where he helped establish MLS as the top level soccer league in the US, while simultaneously working as the head coach for the Nike Project-40.
Then in 1998, Hankinson became the head coach for the Tampa Bay Mutiny, where he won 39 games and made playoff appearences in 2 years. In 2000 he took a job with the Colorado Rapids, where his team won 40 games and reached playoffs for three consecutive seasons in 2002-2004. For the next couple of years after Colorado, he left for Brazil to serve as a guest coach for Serie A (First Division) Figueirense FC to learn Brazilian training techniques. In 2006 he joined the Guatemala Football Federation as the men’s head coach.
Moving back to the US and his college roots, he took a job in Colorado at Fort Lewis College, where he won the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference two times, advanced to the NCAA Division II Tournament twice, and at times was nationally ranked #1. In 2008, he was named Co-Coach of the Year.
After a brief stint in India, he returned to Colorado to work with youth soccer, Broomfield Soccer Club. After a productive year, he was offered the change to Coach the San Antonio Scorpions beginngin in 2012, an offer he accepted.
Hankinson began playing soccer at a young age and continued through college at the University of South Carolina where he graduated in 1979. After graduating he started his collegiate coaching career at Oglethorpe University. Over the next decade, Hankinson would coach for Alabama A&M, DePaul University and Syracuse Univesity earning recognition as Big East Conference Coach of the Year in 1986.
Alen Marcina, Assistant Coach
Juan LaMadrid, GoalKeeper Coach