Pictured, from left to right: John Cochol, director, Red Wolves Club Services; Robert Pollard, Hamilton Place Rotary Club member; Terri Lee, Red Wolves Community Relations director; Sean McDaniel, Red Wolves general manager and speaker; Chris Neighbors, Hamilton Place Rotary Club President.
Rotary Club of Chattanooga Hamilton Place hosted Sean McDaniel, president and general manager of the new Chattanooga pro soccer team, Chattanooga Red Wolves.
Mr. McDaniel started playing soccer when he was six years old in Florida and grew up watching the Tampa Bay Rowdies. He competed through high school before choosing Covenant College, due to their strong soccer program and Christian base, as well as the area’s mountains and seasons. Mr. McDaniel went on to coach youth soccer in Chattanooga and played for the Chattanooga Express, which had its last season in 1999. Mr. McDaniel is a founding member of Chattanooga FC, and led the club for six seasons.
The Chattanooga Red Wolves will kick off their debut season in March 2019 in the United Soccer League Division III. The soccer season runs late March through the end of September, with 18 homes games right here in Chattanooga. There will be an exhibition game in February, 2019.