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Mark Lowry resigns from El Paso Locomotive FC to coach Indy Eleven

UPDATE: Mark Lowry's resignation as head coach of the El Paso Locomotive FC comes as he is reported by The Athletic to have accepted the same position with the Indy Eleven in the USL Championship soccer league.

The Indianapolis club also has plans for a new stadium in that city's downtown district.

ORIGINAL REPORT: EL PASO, Texas (KVIA) -- The El Paso Locomotive FC announced the departure of head coach Mark Lowry on Monday morning.

Lowry was the first coach in franchise history, and made the playoffs in all three of his seasons.

“On behalf of ownership and our entire organization, I want to thank Mark for all he did for Locomotive FC and our region,” MountainStar Sports Group Co-Owner and Chairman Josh Hunt said in a statement. “Our mission to improve the quality of life and promote economic development in the Borderplex through sports and entertainment took a big step forward as a result of Mark’s work, and for that, we are very grateful.”

The club said it has immediately begun its search for a new head coach.

The Locomotive did not explain why Lowry was leaving the club.

During his tenure Lowry accumulated a record of 42 wins, 19 losses, and 29 draws.

Mauricio Casillas

El Paso native Mauricio Casillas co-anchors ABC-7’s Good Morning El Paso.

Nate Ryan

Nate Ryan is an ABC-7 sports anchor/reporter.

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