KENNESAW, Ga. (AP) — James Galanis, took over the expansion Atlanta Beat as interim coach on Aug. 17 after being named by general manager Shawn McGee, has been named the full-time coach for 2011.

Galanis was named interim coach of the Beat after Gareth O’Sullivan was fired when the Women’s Professional Soccer league team had just four wins through 19 games.

Galanis led the Beat to a 3-2 win over Boston four days later and they finished the season in last place at 5-13-6.

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