FRISCO, Texas - North Texas SC head coach Eric Quill has been named USL League One Coach of the Month for October by the USL League One Technical Committee after his team won five of its last six games in the final month of the season.
North Texas surged from 10th place in the standings to finish third place after collecting 16 of 18 possible points during October. Quill’s team also led the league with 12 goals during the month and posted a +8 goal-differential.
Quill’s side was also boosted by the return from a loan spell of Arturo Rodriguez, who notched three goals and one assist to earn nomination for League One Player of the Month, and his goal deep in stoppage time against Forward Madison FC to earn a 1-0 win in the club’s penultimate game of the regular season kept it alive in the race for a top-two finish. Victory against South Georgia Tormenta FC saw NTSC finish its first year at Globe Life Park undefeated, but it was edged into third place by Union Omaha as Los Buhos also won on the final day to end in second.
North Texas SC finished tied for the fewest defeats in League One alongside title-winner Greenville Triumph SC and Omaha as Quill’s leadership helped his side remain one of the toughest teams to beat in the league.
The award is Quill's third-career USL League One Coach of the Month honor and he was also named the 2019 Coach of the Year after leading North Texas to the league's inaugural title.