Apr 8, 2024

Minnesota Aurora FC Appoints Colette Montgomery as Sporting Director and Head Coach


St Paul, MN, April 8, 2024  Minnesota Aurora FC today announces the appointment of Colette Montgomery as the new Sporting Director and Head Coach of the club. 

Montgomery joined Minnesota Aurora FC in January after leading soccer at North Central University as Manager of Soccer and Head Coach for both women’s and men’s teams. Prior to her role at North Central University, Montgomery served as the Director of Coaching at Edina Soccer Club, where she played a pivotal role in shaping the club’s coaching philosophy and enhancing its youth development initiatives. Montgomery also serves as a Grassroots Coach Educator with U.S. Soccer, underscoring her commitment to nurturing talent at all levels of the game.

“We are thrilled to welcome Colette Montgomery to Minnesota Aurora FC as our new Sporting Director and Head Coach,” said Aurora President and COO Jessica Poole. “Her track record of success, steadfast leadership style, and love of the game make her the perfect person to lead Aurora’s next chapter.”

Montgomery’s appointment underscores Minnesota Aurora FC’s commitment to building a strong foundation for success both on and off the field. Her proven leadership abilities and deep understanding of the game will be invaluable as the club continues its pursuit of excellence in the highly competitive USL-W’s pre-professional women’s soccer league. 

“I am honored to step into this role with Minnesota Aurora FC,” said Montgomery. “I look forward to an incredible season of working collaboratively with players, staff, and community to build on Aurora’s strong foundation and take the club to new heights.”

Aurora’s 2024 season kicks off May 23 on the road against Chicago’s Dutch Lions. Aurora’s Home Opener is scheduled for May 30 at TCO Stadium in Eagan. Single game tickets and group tickets are available now.

About Minnesota Aurora FC 

Minnesota Aurora FC is Minnesota’s pre-professional women’s soccer team. Aurora plays at TCO Stadium in Eagan, MN and competes in the USL-W League’s Heartland Division. The team has been undefeated in two regular seasons and in 2022 was named their league’s Organization of the Year. Aurora is community-owned and values-led, with a mission of developing the next generation of women’s talent both on and off the field. For more information, visit