HARRISON, N.J. – Becca Moros is moving on.
NJ/NY Gotham FC announced Wednesday that its assistant coach Becca Moros has accepted the head coach position at the University of Arizona and will depart the club immediately to assume her new role.
Moros joined the Gotham FC technical staff during the spring 2020 and remains among a short list of players that transitioned to a full-time coaching position. She helped lead Gotham FC to a semifinal appearance in the 2020 Challenge Cup and stepped in as acting head coach during the final group stage match of the 2021 Challenge Cup. That result clinched Gotham FC’s place in the final against the Portland Thorns.
“It is with mixed emotions that I announce I’m leaving Gotham FC to accept the Head Coach position for the women’s soccer team at the University of Arizona,” Moros said in a statement. “I’m grateful to Alyse, Freya and the owners for believing in me and giving me the opportunity to start my professional coaching career in the NWSL. I want to thank the rest of the staff – Dan Ball, Becki Tweed, Philip Congleton, Joelle Muro, and Sara Carpentieri – for an incredible journey.
“I especially want to thank the world class players of Gotham FC. It has been an honor working with you and I am proud of all that we have accomplished together. I will remain your biggest fan! Go Gotham FC!”
Moros brings more than a decade of professional playing experience with her to the University of Arizona, including three years in the Women’s Professional Soccer League, two years in the Nadeshiko League in Japan, and six years in the National Women’s Soccer League.
“This is an incredible opportunity for Becca and our club is wholeheartedly behind this great next step,” Gotham FC general manager Alyse LaHue said. “She’s been a tremendous part of our club’s growth over the last two seasons and we’re very grateful for that. Obviously the timing makes it quite bittersweet, but we’ll be cheering her on and supporting her awesome journey.”
Added head coach Freya Coombe: “We are happy for Becca and the opportunity she’ll now have to run her own program. We especially thank her for all her work during her time here.”
Gotham FC will resume regular season play after the international break Sunday against the Orlando Pride at Exploria Stadium.