ST. PETERSBURG — The Rowdies on Wednesday named Perry Van Der Beck as general manager of the North American Soccer League franchise.
A captain of the 1980 United States Olympic team and the 1984 U.S. Player of the Year, Van Der Beck began his pro career with the Rowdies in 1978, when he was the first player in NASL history to be drafted out of high school.
Van Der Beck recently served as the executive vice president, technical director and director of player development for the Rowdies.
From staff reports