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TACOMA, WA - (club press release) The Tacoma Galaxy is proud to announce the appointment of Tim Bartro as Head Coach for the Galaxy’s inaugural PASL Premier League season.
Bartro joins the Galaxy with over thirty years of playing and coaching experience. His knowledge of the Indoor game is very extensive. Bartro’s professional career started in 1982 when he was picked as a third round draft pick, right out of high school, by the Seattle Sounders of the North American Soccer League (NASL). He spent only one season in the reserves before breaking into the first team in 1983. From there Bartro spent the majority of his Professional career playing Indoor Soccer in the heyday of the original Major Indoor Soccer League (MISL) starting with the Tacoma Stars in 1984 and ending his career with the Title winning Seattle Seadogs of the CISL in 1996.
“We believe Tim’s experience, work ethic and ability to communicate with the players will enhance our teams overall ability to be the high scoring, exciting team to watch this season” Director of Operations John Callaway stated. “Bartro’s experience as a professional indoor player and coach is invaluable to our success this season. We feel that his core values and commitment to excellence on the pitch align with the vision the management team has for this club”.
“I am thrilled to have the opportunity to lead the Galaxy this season and look forward to building the foundation that will hopefully put us on the path to regain our footing at the professional level with the Tacoma Stars next season,” Bartro said. “In the recent past we have seen the overall growth of the game and proven support nationally of the MLS, USMNT and of course the Seattle Sounders. As far as I’m concerned soccer in America, at all levels, is here to stay!
“We will strive to play the game in a way that will be exciting, creative and fast paced so as to inspire the younger players to better themselves by watching and also be something the veteran soccer fan will appreciate and want to engage with.”
In speaking with Team Captain Micah Wenzel he stated “I am very pleased to see Tim’s appointment to the team. I am excited to learn from his experience and know that we will do very well this season with him aboard. It will give us senior players the ability to mentor the up and coming players so that we will have a strong core of players for years to come.”
“As an organization we are excited for the first round of tryouts next week and the coming season. We know that we have the right coach in place to ensure an exciting game for the fans.” – Marian Bowers, Team Owner & President.
*Tacoma Galaxy is hosting Open Tryouts Sept 17th&18th with call backs for Sept. 20th. To register early and receive a $5 discount go to http://www.pacificsportscenter.com for more information. If you have any questions please contact us at email@example.com
The Tacoma Galaxy is the newest addition development team that will support the Tacoma Stars Professional Indoor Team in the PASL Premiere Division starting in 2013. The Tacoma Stars will make a return to the PASL Professional League in 2014. The Tacoma Galaxy team is owned and locally operated by the Pacific Sports Center in Tacoma, WA which is dedicated to the growth and promotion of Indoor Soccer in the Northwest. To learn more about the teams and Pacific Sports Center please visit our site at http://www.pacificsportscenter.com
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