North Texas SC announced that is has appointed Pa-Modou Kah as the second head coach in club history. Kah joins North Texas SC from the Canadian Premier League where he led Pacific FC to the 2021 title and was named CanPL Coach of the Year.
“We could not be more excited to be able to announce Pa-Modou Kah as our next Head Coach,” North Texas SC General Manager Matt Denny said. “As well as being an exceptional human being, Pa has a special presence and ability to bring out the best in players. I am confident he is the right person for this job as he understands and believes in the organization’s vision.”
Kah began his coaching career with Vancouver Whitecaps FC 2 in 2016 before becoming an assistant coach with Whitecaps FC’s first team. In 2018, Kah moved to FC Cincinnati, first as a scout before becoming an assistant coach for the club’s inaugural season in Major League Soccer. After two years in Cincinnati, Kah became head coach of Pacific FC in the Canadian Premier League. In his second season at the helm, Kah led the club to third place in the regular season and qualified for the 2021 playoffs. Pacific went on to defeat Cavalry FC 2-1 in the semifinals before winnings its first CanPL title with a 1-0 victory over Forge FC. Kah earned CanPL Coach of the Year after the title-winning season.
Kah holds a UEFA A coaching license as well as a U.S. Soccer Federation (USSF) B license. He’s fluent in English, Norwegian, Dutch, Wolof, French, Arabic, Swedish and is conversational in Spanish.
Prior to his coaching career, Kah played professionally in Europe, Asia and North America. He began his career with Vålerenga in Norway before moving to Swedish side AIK. Kah spent the majority of his playing career in the Netherlands with Roda JC where he made 189 appearances and scored 12 goals. After his time with Roda, Kah played for various clubs in Qatar and Saudi Arabia before joining the Portland Timbers in MLS. Kah also played for Vancouver Whitecaps FC where he ended his playing career in 2016. Born in Banjul, The Gambia, Kah moved to Norway as a child and played for the Norwegian national team between 2001 and 2008, earning 10 caps and scoring one goal.