The Jacksonville Armada named Marshall Happer chief operating officer Thursday, promoting the club’s longtime senior vice president of operations.


Happer will have official control over day-to-day operations for the club, which remains under the ownership of the North American Soccer League.

“We’re very excited to have Marshall, a true veteran of the sports industry, leading the club on the business side,” NASL commissioner Rishi Sehgal said in a statement.

The move isn’t expected to mean major changes for the club.

A former football executive with the NFL Europe office and the Frankfurt Galaxy, Happer has been closely involved in the Armada organization since its 2015 debut.

He has handled many front office management responsibilities since January 7, when original owner Mark Frisch announced he was returning the club to the NASL.

The league said it continues to seek “committed, long-term investment” for the club.