Josh Wolff joined Austin FC in November 2019 as the Club's first-ever Head Coach, and signed a multi-year contract extension in May 2022 which will see him continue as the Head Coach of the Verde & Black through the end of the 2025 season.
Wolff led Austin FC through its inaugural campaign in 2021 and oversaw the team's historic 2022, in which Austin finished in second place in the MLS Western Conference and tied the league record for the largest points improvement by a second-year expansion team (+25). Under Wolff's leadership, Austin scored 65 goals (third-most in MLS), qualified for the Scotiabank Concacaf Champions League by finishing fourth in the Supporters' Shield Standings, and became only the third MLS team to advance through its first two rounds of postseason play in club history, defeating Real Salt Lake and FC Dallas to reach the MLS Western Conference Final. At the conclusion of the season, Wolff ranked first in response to the question, "Which MLS coach would you most like to play for?" in the MLSPA Player Voices Poll.
Prior to joining Austin FC, Wolff was a member of the U.S. Men's National Team (USMNT) coaching staff, where he was an assistant coach under Gregg Berhalter and played a role in the team’s run to the final of the 2019 Concacaf Gold Cup. Previously, Wolff was an assistant on Berhalter’s staff for five (5) seasons with the Columbus Crew. Wolff’s first coaching role was with D.C. United as an assistant coach in 2013, helping the club win the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup that season.
During his playing career, Wolff represented the United States in both the 2002 and 2006 FIFA World Cup competitions, Wolff previously served on the staff of current USMNT Head Coach Gregg Berhalter for five (5) seasons while at Columbus Crew SC (MLS) prior to re-joining Berhalter on the USMNT staff where he assisted in the team’s recent run to the final of the 2019 CONCACAF Gold Cup. Wolff started his MLS coaching career in 2012 with D.C. United where he was an Assistant Coach through 2013. In 2014, he joined Columbus Crew SC as an Assistant Coach, where the team qualified for the playoffs in four of five seasons, winning the Eastern Conference in 2015 and competing in the MLS Cup that year.
During his playing career, Wolff represented the United States at both the 2002 and 2006 FIFA World Cups, recording an assist in the USMNT’s famous 2-0 win over Mexico in the 2002 Round of 16. He scored nine (9) goals in 52 appearances during his international career, was named U.S. Soccer’s Young Male Athlete of the Year in 1998 and was a U.S. Olympic team athlete at the 2000 Sydney Olympic Games.
At the club level, Wolff played 14 seasons with three (3) teams in Major League Soccer in addition to one (1) season in Germany with 1860 Munich. In total, Wolff made 367 appearances for his club sides, scoring 106 goals and earning MLS All Star selections in 2002 and 2006. He won the 1998 MLS Cup with Chicago Fire FC, and won the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup in 1998, 2000 and 2004.