Former Toronto FC executive Earl Cochrane has been named the Canadian Soccer Association’s acting deputy general secretary.
The CSA announced Thursday that Cochrane will start his duties on Jan. 1. He will oversee the organization’s soccer administration, including sport governance, discipline and appeals, player registration and transfers and national competitions.
He will also be responsible for member relations with provincial and territorial associations, professional leagues and clubs and other national sport and multi-sport organizations.
“We are pleased to welcome Earl Cochrane back to our Canada Soccer team,” Peter Montopoli, Canada Soccer’s general secretary, said in a statement. “Earl is an organized and versatile sports professional whose experience will be extremely valuable to our organization as we prepare for two of the most important years to date for our sport in this country.”
In order to take the position, Cochrane resigned from his position on the CSA’s board of directors.
Cochrane previously was a part of the Toronto FC organization from its inception in 2006 to 2013. He served as interim general manager after Mo Johnston’s removal in 2010 and was appointed director of team and player operations in January 2011.
He was fired from Toronto FC along with general manager Kevin Payne on Sept. 4.