Redlands, CA. January 31, 2023 – Redlands FC, a pre-professional soccer team competing in USL League Two, is proud to announce Cody Carlson as their new head coach. Carlson brings a wealth of experience, both as a coach and player, to the team and Redlands FC is eager to see the impact he will make.
Carlson spent the last 5 years as an assistant coach at the University of Redlands under Ralph Perez. During his time there, Carlson helped guide the team to numerous successes and built a reputation as one of the top assistant coaches in the region. Prior to being an assistant coach at Redlands, he was the Director of Operations for Men’s Soccer at the University of Portland.
“I’d like to thank Ryan and the Club founders for this phenomenal opportunity to coach Redlands FC. I’m honored and excited to take on this new role,” said Carlson. “The Redlands community is very special to me and it holds a special place in my heart. I played college soccer at the University of Redlands and I’ve been coaching at U of R for 8 of the last 9 years. There is a lot of great talent in this area and I know that we can build a successful team and successful club. I’m excited to get things going!”
Redlands FC is confident that Carlson is the right person to lead the team to success in the upcoming season. His passion for the sport, combined with his commitment to player development, make him the ideal choice to lead Redlands FC.
“Cody is a talented coach and we are thrilled to welcome him to the Redlands FC family,” said Ryan Whiley, CEO at Redlands FC. “We are confident that his leadership will lead to a successful inaugural season for Redlands FC.”
In addition to his coaching experience, Carlson also has playing experience in the PDL with the Ventura County Fusion and Pali Blues FC. Prior to that, he played for 4 years at the University of Redlands, earning the SCIAC Athlete of the Year Award in 2011.
The team is excited to get started with Carlson at the helm and can’t wait to see what the future holds under his leadership.
Redlands FC is a pre-professional soccer team competing in USL League Two, the top pre-professional league in North America. The team is dedicated to providing a rallying point for the community of Redlands for years to come. Redlands FC will play their home games at Dodge Stadium on the RHS campus beginning in May 2023.