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Orange County Unveils Pause as Head Coach

By Staff, 01/12/17, 8:57PM EST


Former Chicago Fire player and assistant coach to take reins for Blues

IRVINE, Calif. – Orange County Blues FC unveiled Logan Pause as the club’s new Head Coach, with the former Chicago Fire player, assistant coach and front office VP set to lead the organization into the 2017 USL season. Blues General Manager and Executive Vice President, Soccer Operations Oliver Wyss made the announcement this afternoon. Per team policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed.     

“We are thrilled to welcome Logan to the organization.  We went through an exhaustive search over the last couple of months to identify a head coach who not only could succeed in the USL but also understands the importance of developing talented professional soccer players within Orange County and for our partner club LAFC,” said Wyss. “We feel that Logan is the prototype of what we were looking for based on his experience, passion, work ethic and commitment to the community.  I’m excited to begin working with him and the entire staff on building an elite organization that is committed to setting a new standard for the USL.” 

During his tenure with the Fire, Pause spent 12 years with the Fire as a defensive midfielder and served one year as club Vice President. Pause was named head coach of the Chicago Fire’s PDL team while maintaining his first team duties as assistant coach this past year.  

“It is with great joy and honor that me and my family are joining the Orange County Blues FC organization,” said Pause. “I am incredibly grateful for the opportunity and confidence Mr. Keston and Oliver have given me. This is a once-in-a-lifetime project and a perfect fit for me and my family. 

“I also want to thank Andrew Hauptman and the entire Chicago Fire community for our time together and their support in my career growth. My staff and I look forward to putting together a team that makes our fans and community proud.”

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