Laura Harvey extends contract with Seattle Reign FC until 2020
Seattle Reign FC today announced that it has signed head coach and general manager Laura Harvey to a four-year contract extension that will see her lead the club through the 2020 NWSL season.
Harvey earned the extension by leading Seattle Reign FC to a cumulative regular-season record of 42 wins, 25 losses and 19 draws over the past four seasons, capturing the NWSL Shield in both 2014 and 2015. Over this span Reign FC amassed the NWSL’s most wins (42), best goal differential (+44), most points-per-game (1.686), and the club shares the record for most regular-season goals (142).
Harvey’s squads share the record for the longest winning streak (7 matches), longest home winning streak (6 matches) and longest away winning streak (4 matches). Reign FC also owns the NWSL’s longest unbeaten streak (16 matches), achieved in 2014 when Seattle started the season with 13 wins and three draws.
Over the last three seasons Reign FC has surrendered just 62 goals, good for a league-leading goals-against-average of 0.969 over that span, with a league-record 5-match shutout streak in 2016.
Harvey was honored as NWSL Coach of the Year in 2014 and 2015 and made the 10-coach shortlist for FIFA World Coach of the Year for Women’s Football in both 2014 and 2015. In 2014 Harvey was also recognized as the FA Coach of the Year and the FA Pro Game Female Elite Coach of the Year.
“I believe Laura has demonstrated she is the best coach in women’s football,” said Seattle Reign FC owner Bill Predmore. “The results she has delivered on the pitch, her ability to attract world-class talent, and her unique gift for managing and inspiring players has made her a truly special leader for our club. Our ultimate objective remains the NWSL Championship – Laura is the best person to help us achieve that goal.”
“I am excited by the opportunity to achieve our ultimate goal – the NWSL Championship,” said head coach and general manager Laura Harvey. “Bill and I share a vision for how best to build a championship-caliber team, so I thank him for his trust and support as we work towards that objective. We are an ambitious, relentless club that won’t be satisfied with anything less than a championship.”
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