Daryl Shore is out as Forward Madison’s head coach and technical director, the club announced today. Shore’s contract ran through the end of this season, and the sides mutually agreed to part ways.
“We would like to thank Daryl for his help in launching Forward Madison,” Forward Madison Chief Operating Officer/ Owner Conor Caloia said in a statement. “We will be forever grateful for his time and effort in getting this Club off the ground. Daryl is a true professional and we wish him nothing but the best in his future endeavors.”
After making the USL League One playoffs in 2019, Forward Madison finished the 2020 season in seventh place, with a record of 5-5-6. In two seasons at the helm, Shore was 17-14-13.
“I am grateful to the ownership group for giving me the opportunity to be the first head coach and technical director of Forward Madison FC,” Shore said in a statement. “I would like to thank my staff, the players, the front office, and the fans for all of their support during my time with the club. I am proud of the groundwork we laid during these first two seasons to establish a culture and high standards, and I feel good about the direction the club is heading. Lastly, I wish everyone involved the best of luck for many many years to come.”
Forward was the Chicago Fire’s USL affiliate for the 2020 season. Three Fire Homegrown players—Chris Brady, Allan Rodriguez, and Alex Monis—all spent time with the ‘Mingos this past season. It’s unknown right now whether the partnership between the clubs will continue for 2021.