Today in the twitterverse rumor has it that the first head coach for the new Timbers 2 team, set to begin play in the USL PRO in 2015, has been found in the form of Jay Vidovich. Head coach for the Wake Forest Men's Soccer program.
First broken by Ives Galarcep:
In other MLS news, I’m told Portland Timbers will hire Wake Forest head coach Jay Vidovich to coach their USL Pro team, T2 #GreatHire #RCTID— Ives Galarcep (@SoccerByIves) December 17, 2014
And then followed up by the Oregonian's Jamie Goldberg:
My sources have confirmed that Timbers will hire Wake Forest coach Jay Vidovich to be the head coach of T2. Big add for organization #RCTID— Jamie Goldberg (@Jamiebgoldberg) December 17, 2014
It seems like Jay Vidovich could be on his way to switching coasts and moving west to join the Timbers organization as the first head coach for the new Timbers 2 team.
Nothing has been made official yet. But Jay Vidovich has been a very successful college coach at Wake Forest in North Carolina. His bio page can be found here:
And in other Timbers 2 news that should please many fans Jamie also commented on Timbers 2 making attempts to sign Futty Danso to the team:
My sources have also confirmed that the Timbers are in talks to sign Futty Danso to T2 #RCTID— Jamie Goldberg (@Jamiebgoldberg) December 17, 2014
UPDATE: The Portland Timbers have confirmed that Jay Vidovich, two time NSCAA National Coach of the Year winner from Wake Forest University, is going to be the new head coach of the Timbers 2.