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Temecula FC


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Head Coach


Willie Donachie

WILLIAM DONACHIE HIGHLY EXPERIENCED FOOTBALL COACH PERSONAL PROFILE o A highly skilled football coach with extensive experience in the game having made the transition from a successful playing career to coaching and management, making tangible contributions to player and team performance at clubs including Newcastle United, Manchester City, Everton and Ipswich Town o Prioritizes constant encouragement, focus and practice to build match intelligence, allow players to fully utilize their skill sets on the pitch and instil in them an understanding of what is required to win at the highest level COACHING QUALIFICATIONS UEFA Pro Licence (Refresher Modules) 2010 & 2012 UEFA Pro Licence 2005 UEFA A Licence 1985 UEFA B Licence 1979 MANAGERIAL EXPERIENCE & KEY ACHIEVEMENTS Hartlepool United FC Assistant Manager Oct 2014 - Dec 2014 Newcastle United FC Development Team Manager Jan 2012 - Feb 2014 o Initially joined as a U16 - U18 coach before being promoted to oversee the transition of youth team players to the first team squad as manager of the 16 - 21 year olds o Played a key role in talent ID in England, Scotland, Ireland, Spain and the Netherlands Antigua & Barbuda National Team First Team Manager Jun 2008 - Dec 2009 o Led Antigua & Barbuda up the FIFA rankings from 140 to 105 within a 12 month period o Established the coaching syllabus and youth team infrastructure for a new professional club in Antigua & Barbuda o Coached the first ever Antigua & Barbuda ladies national team o Worked with the Antiguan FA, politicians and media to lead the development and implementation of policy changes o Designed and led in-house training for the Antiguan national team staff to improve overall coaching standards Millwall FC First Team Manager Oct 2006 - Oct 2007 Millwall FC First Team Assistant Manager Jun 2006 - Oct 2006 o Appointed manager with the club bottom of League One having gained five points from 12 games following relegation from the Championship, going on to lead the club to a 10th place finish o Improved the moral, standard of coaching and professionalism across the playing and coaching staff Ipswich Town FC First Team Assistant Manager Oct 2002 - Jun 2006 o Reached the Championship play-offs two seasons in a row in 2003/04 and 2004/05 o Contributed to the national development of young players from age five upwards as a member of the FA Elite Talent Committee chaired by Sir Trevor Brooking Sheffield Wednesday FC First Team Assistant Manager Sep 2001 - Oct 2002 o Reached the semi-finals of the 2001/02 League Cup Manchester City FC First Team Assistant Manager Feb 1998 - Sep 2001 o Achieved back-to-back promotions, winning the 1998/99 League One play-off final and then the 1999/00 Championship title to seal a return to the Premier League Sheffield United FC First Team Assistant Manager Jun 1997 - Feb 1998 o Reached the Championship play-offs and FA Cup semi-finals in 1997/98 o Supported Nigel Spackman in his first managerial role as a player / manager by holding full responsibility for the development of a bespoke coaching strategy and discipline of the team Everton FC First Team Assistant Manager Oct 1994 - May 1997 o Won the 1994/95 FA Cup, beating Manchester United 1-0 in the final, and finished 6th in the 1995/96 Premier League The Ash, 9 Hawthorn Grange, Brunton Lane, Newcastle, NE13 9NP Tel: 0191 236 8456 // Mob: 07951 789 047 Email: MANAGERIAL RESPONSIBILITIES • Led the coaching of senior professionals, coordinating other coaches to ensure a consistent high standard of coaching delivery that fully prepared the players tactically, technically and mentally for each fixture • Worked with fitness coaches and psychologists to fully integrate bespoke sports science techniques with the training and playing schedule • Provided guidance to youth team staff to establish a successful pathway from the academy to the first team • Acted as an effective intermediary between the manager and playing squad as assistant manager • Contributed to player scouting and recruitment, identifying multiple players at each position to increase the number of options available during the transfer windows • Analyzed the strengths and weaknesses of opposition teams, using video techniques when available • Oversaw or contributed to the design of a club-wide coaching curriculum / philosophy at Millwall, Ipswich, Manchester City and Sheffield United • Presented a professional presence on behalf of a club / team in all relations with the media and local community • Stayed up to date with the latest coaching practices being used across the world to maintain best practice ADDITIONAL ROLES Coerver Coaching Coerver Coach Jul 2008 - Present Temecula FC Head Coach Mar 2014 - Jul 2014 Everton FC Player Scout Oct 2007 - Oct 2008 Rangers FC Player Scout Oct 2007 - Oct 2008 Oldham Athletic AFC Player / Assistant Manager Jun 1984 - Oct 1994 Key Achievements o Contributed to one of the most successful periods in Oldham’s history, winning the 1990/91 Championship (then Second Division) title to seal promotion to the inaugural Premier League season o Played / coached in the 1987/88 League Cup final and the 1989/91 and 1991/92 FA Cup semi-finals with Oldham o Reached the 1986/87 Championship play-offs with Oldham after finishing third o Continuing to deliver high level skills training to coaches and young players across the world with Coerver Coaching, with countries including the USA, China, Japan and England o Traveled two or three times a week while scouting for Everton and Rangers - including overseas trips - developing a better understanding of the European game, the talent pool available and the elite level of player required in modern football, as well as expanding an already considerable network of contacts PLAYER DEVELOPMENT Contributed to the progression of a number of players at Newcastle who have made the successful step up from the youth to first team and in some cases international football. These players include: Player Level Coached Current Club Level Attained Paul Dummett U17 - U21 Newcastle 1st Team & Wales International Haris Vučkić U17 - U21 Newcastle 1st Team & Slovenia International Adam Campbell U17 - U21 Newcastle 1st Team & England U19 International Adam Armstrong U17 - U21 Newcastle 1st Team & England U18 International James Tavernier U17 - U21 Wigan 1st Team Sammy Ameobi U18 - U21 Newcastle 1st Team & England U21 International Shane Ferguson U21 Newcastle 1st Team & Northern Ireland International Curtis Good U21 Newcastle 1st Team & Australia International Gaël Birgirimana U21 Newcastle 1st Team & England U20 International Rolando Aarons U21 Newcastle 1st Team & England U20 International Mehdi Abeid U21 Newcastle 1st Team & Algeria U23 International In addition, also worked with Paul Scholes, Trevor Sinclair and Paul Bernard at U12 level at Oldham Athletic. PLAYING CAREER Oldham Athletic FC 169 Apps 1984 - 1991 Burnley FC 60 Apps 1982 - 1984 Norwich City FC (Loan) 11 Apps 1981 - 1982 Portland Timbers FC 90 Apps 1980 - 1982 Manchester City FC Approx. 500 Apps 1968 - 1980 Scotland National Team 35 Caps 1972 - 1978 Key Achievements o Played in the FIFA World Cup in 1974 (Germany) and 1978 (Argentina), going unbeaten in the 1974 competition and beating eventual finalists the Netherlands in 1978 o Runner up in the First Division (now Premier League) with Manchester City in 1976/77 and reached two League Cup finals o Helped Norwich seal promotion to the First Division in 1981/82 o Voted Players’ Player of the Year at Portland Timbers o Reached the semi-finals of the League Cup and quarter-finals of the FA Cup in 1982/83 KEY COACHING & MANAGERIAL SKILLS Coaching: Applies own experiences as a player to ensure training sessions are as engaging as possible. Excels in building upon players’ strengths and removing their weaknesses, successfully molding players who may have not made the grade at other clubs. Establishes a high performance environment that rewards the hard work and discipline required to be a top professional. Leadership: Pays equal attention to all aspects of a club’s daily routine in order to help foster a competitive and united team spirit throughout the playing, coaching and entire club staff. Man Management: Has experience working with multi-national squads and the various cultural and social complexities that come with this, leading by example through equal treatment and opportunities to build a united and highly motivated team. Sports Science: Recognizes the importance of sports science in the modern game and its ability to increase the competitiveness of a squad having playing a key role in pioneering its involvement in football in the mid-eighties. Supports sports science staff at all times to ensure players are at their peak performance levels week in, week out. Talent ID: Having scouted for Everton and Rangers as well as holding responsibility for finding and evaluating talent from youth to first team level, is able to recognize potential that may have previously gone unnoticed and in turn use experience as a player to provide them a platform from which to progress. Tactical Awareness: Has played and coached within and against a number of different tactical formations, passing this knowledge on to players to ensure they can function at a high level within any system. Adapts teams to the opposition and looks to exploit their weaknesses in order to maximize their chance of success



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