Forward Madison FC announced today that the Club has “mutually agreed” to part ways with Technical Director and Head Coach Daryl Shore after the club finished 5-5-6, in seventh place in the 11-club league, after making the playoffs in its inaugural campaign in 2019.
Shore’s contract expired at the end of the 2020 season. The club said in a press release that it has started an international search and is seeking a diverse candidate pool to find the next leader of their technical staff.
“We would like to thank Daryl for his help in launching Forward Madison,” Forward Madison Chief Operating Officer and co-owner Conor Caloia said in a statement. “We will be forever grateful for his time and effort in getting this Club off the ground. Daryl is a true professional and we wish him nothing but the best in his future endeavors.”
“Our ownership and our fans have high expectations for this Club,” Caloia said. “We are committed to bringing a USL League One championship to our great fans in Madison and beyond.”
In two seasons, Shore was 17-14-13 with the Madison side. The abbreviated 2020 season was particularly tough on the Flamingos, as health regulations forced them to train in Wisconsin Dells and host home matches in Wauwatosa, making them the only team at any level of American soccer unable to play in their home market.
“I am grateful to the ownership group for giving me the opportunity to be the first head coach and technical director of Forward Madison FC,” Shore said in a statement. “I would like to thank my staff, the players, the front office, and the fans for all of their support during my time with the club. I am proud of the groundwork we laid during these first two seasons to establish a culture and high standards, and I feel good about the direction the club is heading. Lastly, I wish everyone involved the best of luck for many many years to come.”