Monterey Bay Football Club (Monterey Bay F.C.) Sporting Director and Head Coach Frank Yallop was inducted into the San Jose Earthquakes’ Hall of Fame over the weekend. The induction ceremony took place at halftime of the Earthquakes bout against Seattle Sounders FC on Saturday, April 23.
As a former head coach of the MLS side for both an initial three year stint from 2001-2003 and then a later six year stint from 2008-2013, Yallop led the Earthquakes to two MLS Cup Championships in 2001 and 2003. In addition, he earned MLS Coach of the Year honors twice as the manager of the Earthquakes. The first was awarded in 2001 and the second came in 2012, the year that his San Jose side also won the MLS Supporters Shield.
“My time with the Earthquakes has always been very special to me and I’m so proud of what we accomplished while I was there,” said Yallop when speaking with the San Jose Earthquakes earlier this year. “I would like to thank the Earthquakes organization for this very special recognition that I’m honored to receive and I would also like to thank the fans for their fantastic support over the years.”
Yallop entered San Jose’s Hall of Fame as first among all head coaches in Earthquakes’ history in total games coached with 257 and total wins with 99.
“Congratulations to Frank first and foremost. We are very happy for him,” said Monterey Bay F.C. President Mike DiGiulio. “This is an amazing accomplishment, and it is certainly well-deserved. The opportunity to work with Frank at Monterey Bay F.C. has been tremendous. He is a great leader and we’re excited to see where he will take our club.”