David Irving of the Wilmington Hammerheads FC has stepped down as head coach. The club offered little explanation in their official report, but Wilmington is almost in the basement of the USLPro standings. The team has struggled after a strong start this season, with losses just this month to the Richmond Kickers, Dayton Dutch Lions and Sacramento Republic FC. Irving did not travel to the team’s match against Sacramento Aug. 20.
According to the team’s website, Technical Director Carson Porter and General Manager Jason Arnold will take over day-to-day operations for the rest of the season.
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Wilmington has been a top rival for the Charleston Battery, which lost a contentious game earlier this year at Legion Field. Official partners of the Toronto FC, Wilmington has had a number of roster issues this season, including injuries, suspension and call-ups.
TOP IMAGE: Dave Irving, coaching his final match for the Hammerheads at Blackbaud Stadium earlier this season. Dan Conover photo.