Friday, January 28, 2005

Metros hire Hispanic coach

The Nashville City Paper reports that the Nashville Metros soccer team has hired Oben Compean as its new head coach.

"Compean, who was born to Mexican parents, lived in Dallas and Modesto, Calif., before moving to Nashville a few years ago. He has played soccer for 20 years and has coached youth teams in the Nashville area for the past seven years, including the Harpeth Futbol Club in Bellevue, the Stones River Futbol Club in Smyrna and the Cobra Soccer Club in Mt. Juliet."

Compean was also goalkeeper and goalkeeper coach for the Metros franchise in 2000.

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