Dakota Fusion FC welcomes Jack Hartley as the first women’s head coach. Jack Hartley, a native of Northampton, England, has been involved in North Dakota soccer for 6 years and brings with him extensive playing and coaching experience.
Coach Hartley is a graduate of the University of Jamestown where he was a four-year starter and part of a conference winning team ranked #16 nationally in the NAIA. He has played in the NPSL for three seasons, firstly for Storm FC in Fort Lauderdale and most recently for our very own Fusion NPSL team that reached the Midwest regional play-offs last season.
Jack is currently the Assistant Coach for the University of Jamestown Women’s program that was crowned North Star Athletic Conference Champions in 2018 with a record of 14-5-1 earning a program all-time record NAIA national ranking of #22.
Prior to coaching at the University of Jamestown, Jack was named the first Head Coach of Sheyenne High School Mustangs where they narrowly missed out on the state tournament in their inaugural year and went on to be crowned conference champions in the following season. Jack has also been involved with youth soccer in the area at the Jamestown Soccer Club and West Fargo Soccer Club.
The Fusion women will compete in the WPSL with a home and away schedule of ten games. The home opener is Saturday, June 9th when the Chicago Red Stars reserve come to Jim Gotta Stadium.
The very first WPSL game in Fargo/Moorhead will be played at Jim Gotta Stadium in Moorhead on June 9th at 7:00 when the Fusion host the Chicago Red Stars Reserve.