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Rapids appoint ex-Derby County exec as club president

New Rapids president Tim Hinchey

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Colorado may still be searching for a coach, but they filled another spot in the organization Monday, announcing that Tim Hinchey had been named club president after serving as the Rapids’ chief marketing officer for the past year.

Hinchey brings extensive experience in English soccer to his new post. He served as a vice president at Derby County FC during the club’s tenure in both the Premier League and English Championship, and was also a club director and member of the board.

He also boasts management experience in the NBA, serving in executive marketing positions with the Charlotte Bobcats, New Orleans/Oklahoma City Hornets and Maloof Sports & Entertainment, whose properties included Arco Arena and the Sacramento Kings, among others.

“It’s truly an honor to take this role with the Rapids,” Hinchey said in a statement released by the club. “I want to thank Stan Kroenke, Josh Kroenke and Jim Martin for this opportunity and for their confidence.

“The Rapids have a great foundation, and I’m looking forward to helping the team build on its recent successes on and off the field. We are only a year removed from an MLS Cup and everyone in the organization is committed to bringing another championship to Colorado.”

The move continues a busy offseason for the Rapids, who have already parted ways with head coach Gary Smith and managing director Jeff Plush.