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Oughton the latest Crew player turned coach

16 May 10:21 am

Oughton the latest Crew player turned coach

By Cody Sharrett

It will surely be a bittersweet moment for new Toronto FC Assistant Coach Duncan Oughton as he prepares to face the club he spent 12 years with in his first match on Ryan Nelsen's staff. But Oughton isn't the first former Crew player to venture into coaching. After all, the Black & Gold's technical staff boasts four former Crew players.

Other former players have even earned some silverware as coaches. Todd Yeagley and Brian Maisonneuve recently won their first NCAA Championship while coaching at Indiana University, while Ezra Hendrickson has claimed three Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cups while on Sigi Schmid's staff in Seattle. In his second season as Head Coach of Lanús in Argentina, Guillermo Barros Schelotto could be on his way to hardware as his club currently sits in second place of the Argentine Primera División.

Here's a full list of former Crew players in the coaching ranks:

Columbus Crew

Robert Warzycha, Head Coach
Brian Bliss, Technical Director/U.S. U-20 Assistant Coach
Mike Lapper, Assistant Coach
Ricardo Iribarren, Assistant Coach
Billy Thompson, Crew Soccer Academy Director of Coaching 

Toronto FC

Duncan Oughton, Assistant Coach

Seattle Sounders FC

Ezra Hendrickson, Assistant Coach

New York Red Bulls

Robin Fraser, Assistant Coach
John Wolyniec, Reserve Team Coach/Player Development Coordinator

LA Galaxy

Pat Noonan, Assistant Coach 

Real Salt Lake

Andy Williams, Head Scout

 

Lanús (Argentine Primera)

Guillermo Barros Schelotto, Head Coach  

Kaizer Chiefs (South African Premier League)

Doctor Khumalo, Youth Development Coach 

Indiana University

Todd Yeagley, Head Coach
Brian Maisonneuve, Assistant Coach

Penn State University

Bo Oshoniyi, Assistant Coach

University of New Mexico

Brandon Moss, Assistant Coach

Cornerstone University

Steven Herdsman, Assistant Coach

 

 

 

Photo Credits: USA Today Sports Images, Getty Images, IUHoosiers.com, Seattle Sounders FC