Rangers Hall of Fame forward has been a member of LSC's technical staff since Nov. 2022 | Image Credit: Lexington SC
LEXINGTON, Ky. — Lexington SC has named Rangers FC legend Nacho Novo — who has previously served as the club’s First Assistant Coach since Nov. 2022 — Interim Head Coach of the men’s first team, freeing up Head Coach Sam Stockley to dedicate more time to his original role as Men’s Sporting Director.
"Nacho has a tremendous track record on the pitch as a player and we have seen him grow as a coach in his short time with us," said Bill Shively, Lexington SC’s Majority Owner. "As our entire club continues to grow, we hope to finish our inaugural season on a high note."
Club President Vince Gabbert explained that the change was planned long ago and that Stockley is well-equipped to serve in a role that will demand his full, undivided focus, including finding the next permanent head coach for the club.
"With our youth academy continuing to grow and permanent facilities coming to fruition, the Sporting Director role will require Sam's full attention for the long-term success of this club," Gabbert said. "Our original plan was for Sam's dual role as Head Coach and Sporting Director to be short-term. Sam has been an integral part of the formation of Lexington SC and one of its centerpieces since the beginning. We can't thank him enough for putting this club on the path to success."