Huntsville, Ala. (Sept. 1, 2023) - Huntsville City Football Club Head Coach Jack Collison has been voted the MLS NEXT Pro Coach of the Month for August. Coach Collison’s award is the first MLS NEXT Pro monthly award in team history.
Under Collison's leadership, Huntsville City FC achieved two wins, participated in two shootouts, earning a victory in one for a total of nine points in five games over the last month.
After a challenging start to their inaugural MLS NEXT Pro campaign, Huntsville City FC has continued to climb up to sixth place in the Eastern Conference thanks to the recent run of positive results.
Coach Collison reflected on his squad's season so far and earning the Coach of the Month award stating:
“From where we were seven games into the season to where we are now is a testament to the collective from the staff and players. These guys made a decision to give absolutely everything they have every single day, and the byproduct has been some incredible performances, which has led to some positive results. I am so proud of the players in particular for trusting in the process and of course the staff who are the unsung heroes behind the scenes. It has been a collective effort. It’s a real honor to be named coach of the month, especially in such a competitive league full of talented coaches and so many fantastic teams. We now look forward to finishing the season strong and giving everything, we can towards the final push.”
Coach Collison and Huntsville City FC will be back in action tonight when they take on New England Revolution II at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Mass. at 6 p.m. CT. The match can be seen on MLS Season Pass on the Apple TV app, while Huntsvillians will be able to watch the match at the official watch party at The Brass Tap.