Tom Durkin is out as Boston Breakers head coach, the team announced on Thursday. In two seasons as Breakers head coach, Durkin amassed a record of 10-29-5, missing the playoffs both years. The Breakers are the only team of the eight original NWSL franchises to have missed the playoffs in all three seasons.
Breakers general manager Lee Billiard said the search for a new coach will begin immediately.
Durkin will remain with the club as director of coaching role in the Boston Breakers Academy.
According to the Breakers: In his new role Durkin will oversee the coach education, curriculum development, and player development plans for the Boston Breakers Academy. Durkin will also sit on the Breakers Academy board and be an important part of the academy programs growth across the state.
“We are pleased to be keeping Tom involved in the organization and in a position we can really benefit from his amazing soccer knowledge,” Billiard added. “The Academy program is really important to us, and Tom has great experience in building academy programs, such as IMG Academies in Florida, and great knowledge in educating coaches.”
Durkin’s background prior to the Breakers is largely youth-soccer based.
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