FC Cincinnati expand operations staff, add Pa-Modou Kah as assistant

Pa-Modou Kah - Closeup - Vancouver

FC Cincinnati have added to their technical staff as the club gears up for their first MLS game on March 2 against the Seattle Sounders

Pa-Modou Kah will become an assistant on head coach Alan Koch's staff after originally joining the club from the Vancouver Whitecaps as a scout in August. In Vancouver he was an assistant coach and a U-18 Academy coach last season. He worked on Koch's staff at Whitecaps 2, the club's former USL side.

Kah joins current assistant coach Yoann Damet and goalkeeper coach Jack Stern on Koch’s staff.

“It’s an honor to join Alan’s coaching staff,” Kah said in a statement. “I’m looking forward to working with FC Cincinnati as it debuts in MLS, and fulfilling the club’s vision to be a premier club. We have a tremendous talent base to start from as we get underway in 2019."

Kah, 38, spent four years in MLS at the end of his career as a center back for the Portland Timbers then Whitecaps. Prior to his time in America, Kah played in Scandinavia and the Middle East, making his most appearances for Dutch side Roda JC.

“We’re thrilled to add Pa to our coaching staff,” Koch said. “During his time here as a scout, he’s provided us a tremendous eye in helping us shape our inaugural MLS team. Now joining us on the pitch, he has an innate ability to build great relationships and trust with those around him. I’m very excited to get to work with him again as a coach.”

Additionally, Satoshi Tatsumi has joined the operations staff as the club’s Team Administrator while Andrew Kolb has been hired as another first-team Equipment Manager and Marshall Stoddard has joined the FC Cincinnati athletic training staff as an assistant athletic trainer.