Real Salt Lake announced an impressive lineup of assistant coaches for the 2014 season on Wednesday.
Salt Lake fans already knew that RSL original Andy Williams was going to work with the midfielders, but Wednesday’s announcement included three more coaches who will work with head coach Jeff Cassar to manage the Claret and Cobalt this season.
The new coaches are:
- Daryl Shore (GK) – He was the goalkeepers coach of the Fire from 2000-2010 and then head coach of the NASL Ft. Lauderdale Strikers from 2010-2013.
- Paul Dalglish (FW) – Last season’s USL PDL Coach of the Year played for nearly a decade in the English Premier League, Scottish Premier League, and English lower divisions before joining the Houston Dynamo in 2006. His father was a Scottish international and the head coach of Liverpool FC. In 2010, he served as head coach of NASL side Tampa Bay FC.
- Craig Waibel (DF) – Played 11 seasons in MLS and made 156 appearances. He won four MLS Cups as a player and most recently served as an assistant coach at the University of Washington.
This is an impressive group. Two of the new assistants have head coaching experience in the NASL. All three know MLS quite well.
It is hard to imagine that any of these coaches were particularly cheap. In fact, I think you could argue this is a better roster of assistant coaches than RSL had last season.
It looks like the future of RSL is in good hands.