Strikers Announce Hiring of Connor Ford, Thank Carly Gettler for Time at Club

Strikers Announce Hiring of Connor Ford, Thank Carly Gettler for Time at Club

The Richmond Strikers are pleased to announce the hiring of Connor Ford as the Director of Communications. Ford will take over for Carly Gettler who was recently hired as the head women’s soccer coach for the University of New England in Maine.

Gettler joined the Richmond Strikers in 2015. Beyond her role at the club, she also coached a Strikers travel team and served as the assistant women’s soccer coach at Randolph-Macon. She was implemental in the launching of the new RichmondStrikers.com website and the improvements of communications and marketing for the club.

Ford joins the Strikers from Randolph-Macon College where he was the Assistant Sports Information Director. He graduated from James Madison University with a B.S. in Sports and Recreation Management in 2015 and received his master’s degree in Sport Leadership from Virginia Commonwealth in 2016.

He has also previously worked with the University of Richmond, the Richmond Kickers and the Sports Center of Richmond. He is a 2011 graduate of Deep Run High School and played for the Strikers for over 10 years.

"We all wish Carly only the very best with her new position at UNE," Executive Director of the Richmond Strikers Jay Howell said. “I would also like to welcome Connor back to the Strikers!”