HARRISBURG -- What's old is new again. Again.
Richard Chinapoo will be named the new head coach of the Harrisburg Heat indoor soccer team in the Professional Arena Soccer League (PASL), CBS 21 News Sports Director Jason Bristol has learned.
The Heat has scheduled a new conference for Thursday to announce the hiring.
Chinapoo previously coached the Heat from 1998-2002. He is the technical director of the Capital Area Soccer Association (CASA), one of the largest youth soccer program in Central Pennsylvania.
Chinapoo also had a long professional career as a player, including more than 200 matches with Harrisburg. He also played with the Trinidad and Tobago national team.
The Heat, named after the original Harrisburg Heat first formed in 1991, will play its games at the Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex and Expo Center starting in November.
The newly-formed franchise is owned by Harrisburg Heat Sports Group, LLC (HHSG, LLC) and led by David Grimaldi, the former deputy commissioner of MISL and past commissioner of the National Indoor Soccer League.
Chinapoo was in attendance last May when the team announced its return.
"I certainly hope it will be hit; we were a hit back in the days," said Chinapoo at that time. "We provided tremendous entertainment here and a tremendous opportunity for kids to see the game.
"A lot of those former Heat players are still here (living in the area)."