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Chattanooga's new pro-soccer team announces new head coach

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The new pro-soccer team coming to Chattanooga doesn't have a name yet, but it now has a head coach.

Officials announced on Tuesday that the coach would be Tim Hankinson.

Hankinson has coached with the Colorado Rapids and the Tampa Bay Mutiny, both Major League Soccer teams.

Owner Sean McDaniel says the new Chattanooga franchise in USL D3 is set to begin play in 2019.

As to where the new team will play, McDaniel says the franchise looks forward to working with the group that runs Finley Stadium. Finley Stadium is the home of the Chattanooga Mocs, as well as the Chattanooga Football Club.

McDaniel was the President and GM of CFC since its inception back in 2009. He resigned earlier this summer to take the open position with the new pro franchise.

This is a developing story and will be updated.

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