A familiar face returned to FC Tulsa’s touchline for the 2022 season, as retired FC Tulsa defender Cyprian Hedrick was been added to the technical staff as an Assistant Coach just before the season opener. Hedrick joined Head Coach Michael Nsien, First Assistant Donovan Ricketts and Assistant Coach Nemanja Vukovic on the 2021 coaching staff. Hedrick spent the last two seasons of his prolific pro soccer career in Tulsa, serving as the club’s Captain during the 2019 season.
Over his eight-year USL Championship career, Hedrick appeared in 167 regular season USL Championship
matches, playing nearly 14,000 career minutes. He ranks in the top 15 in league history in both categories… The now 31-year-old made the USL Championship Playoffs in four of his eight seasons in the league, reaching the Western Conference Finals in 2016 with OKC Energy FC.
Hedrick’s final two seasons as a professional came in Tulsa as he signed with Nsien and the then-Roughnecks prior to the 2019 season. An incoming veteran with a wealth of experience, he was named the Captain in his inaugural season in Tulsa and appeared in 33 matches, playing every minute of all 33. While he battled injuries in 2020 which limited his playing time, Hedrick’s leadership in the locker room was a critical piece in the turnaround of the franchise during the first season of the Craft brothers’ ownership and the FC Tulsa era.