Eric Quill was named head coach of North Texas SC on Jan. 24, 2019 and led the club to the inaugural USL League One title for which he was named League One Coach of the Year. He also won Coach of the Month on two occasions in his first season.
Quill holds a U.S. Soccer Federation “A” coaching license and was previously technical director of Texans Soccer Club Houston in charge of player development, coaching development and technical training curriculum. As academy director and U-18 head coach, Quill guided Texans SC to its first ever national title when it won the U.S. Development Academy U-18 Championship in 2017. He also has experience at the youth international level having been an assistant coach for the U.S. National Team at the U-15, U-17 and U-19 levels.
During his nine seasons as a player in MLS, Quill accumulated 12 goals and 31 assists in 143 games for the Tampa Bay Mutiny, Kansas City Wizards, NY/NJ MetroStars and the Dallas Burn. Prior to his professional career, he played one season for the Clemson Tigers before signing a Project-40 contract with MLS in 1997. Quill has a degree in health and psychology from the University of Houston where he was also an assistant coach for their women’s soccer team.