Burnaby FC has named its executive director.
Former Canadian men's national soccer team general manager Morgan Quarry will take the helm of the newly formed club, according to a news release today (Jan. 10).
"After meeting with Mario Montagliani and Guido Titotto and several other key people, I knew right away this was something I wanted to be part of," Quarry said.
"My passion and love for soccer and my strong belief in the ability of sport to bring communities together aligns perfectly with the vision of this club. With good intentions and good people sharing the belief of the value in building relationships and community, we will achieve our ambition of being 'best in class.'"
According to Canada Soccer, Quarry spent 19 years as the GM of the Canadian Men's National and Olympic teams from 2000 to 2018.
He also served as Canada Soccer's director of communications from 2000 to 2004.
He has also been a part of Canada's staff at 10 CONCACAF Gold Cups from 2000 to 2017, one FIFA confederations cup (2001) and five cycles of FIFA World Cup Qualifiers from 2000 to 2016.
After leaving Canada Soccer in 2018, Quarry has been the general manager and technical director of Bowen Island FC.
"Morgan brings with him a very well-rounded experience level in the game, along with a broad range of leadership skillsets which are truly unmatched in our British Columbia soccer scene," explained Burnaby FC president Guido Titotto.
Last month, it was announced Burnaby soccer clubs Mountain United FC, Cliff Avenue United FC, Wesburn Football Club, Burnaby Girls Soccer and Burnaby District Metro Teams would be merging into one franchise.
"I believe this is a proud and special moment for the City of Burnaby and the local soccer community," Titotto said of Burnaby FC's unveiling.
"It will be the coming together of well over 3,000 youth soccer players (girls and boys) to help grow the beautiful game here in Burnaby."