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Changes to the First Team Coaching Staff at FC United

Changes to the First Team Coaching Staff at FC United

Following the announcement yesterday that Manager Karl Marginson will be leaving the club, we can also confirm that coaching staff Daz Lyons and Gary Vaughan will also be leaving.

Like Karl Marginson, Daz Lyons has been involved with FC United as a player and coach from the very start, and came on a substitute for the reds in our first ever league fixture away at Leek CSOB. Daz would go onto play 21 times for the club over 3 seasons, scoring 3 goals. Since hanging up his boots in 2008, Daz has been ever present as part of the first team coaching staff. On behalf of everyone at FC United, we would like to thank Daz for his contribution to the club over the last 12 years.

We would also like to thank Garry Vaughan for his time at FC United. In November 2016 Vaughan joined FC’s first team coaching staff, replacing Dave Brown who decided to take a break from football. Vaughan previously managed FC United reserves before taking on the Manager’s role at Trafford FC.

With immediate effect, Tom Greaves will take over as caretaker player/manager assisted by Tom Conroy who is currently FC United’s Community Sports Development Officer, and Jack Doyle who currently heads up the club’s academy coaching.

Tom Greaves aged 32, has been appointed caretaker player/manager. Tom joined FC United in January 2013 and has gone on to make 240 appearances for the club, scoring 97 goals. Outside of FC United, Tom Greaves together with his brother James set up Fisical Sports Coaching, which currently employ 15 fully qualified staff all working throughout the West Yorkshire area. Fisical Sports is now involved in over 25 pre-school and primary schools providing children from the ages of 2 to 15 with specialised sports coaching.

Tom Greaves has accumulated a vast amount of coaching experience having spent several years studying at Notre Dame Sports College and continuing his coaching education by successfully completing his FA Level 1, FA Level 2, FA Youth Award Level 3, Module 1 and 2. Tom has also achieved his Level 1 Handball qualification and The FA Coaching Disabled Footballers Award. Tom’s coaching experiences have been heightened by his time playing semi-professional football.

Assisting Tom Greaves on a temporary basis will be Tom Conroy, who was appointed as Community Sports Development Officer at FC United in July 2016. Tom is currently responsible for the planning, delivery and management of sports participation programmes, as well as working closely with various community and sporting organisations.

Tom Conroy is a highly experienced sports development officer, most recently employed as a tutor for Hopwood Hall College. He graduated with an honours degree in Sports Development from Salford University in 2010 and is a UEFA B Licence coach with over 10 years’ experience of working in schools, colleges, centre of excellence and academy. He was head coach of the girls centre of excellence for Lancashire FA as well as academy coach for Manchester City and centre of excellence coach for Oldham Athletic.

Also assisting is Jack Doyle (previously known as Jack Dickenson) who has been involved with community coaching with the club for over 5 years. Jack is currently our Academy and Senior Community Coach. In December, Jack enrolled to do his UEFA B licence, which he is currently undertaking.

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First Posted ~ 14:09 Wed 25 Oct 2017
News ID ~ 7648
Last Updated ~ 14:37 Fri 27 Oct 2017