Real Salt Lake General Manager Garth Lagerwey had his weekly interview on ESPN700’s “The Bill & Hans Show” on Wednesday, spending a portion of his interview talking with the guys about RSL’s assistant coaching hires.
Here’s what Lagerwey had to say on the Claret-and-Cobalt’s new assistants Andy Williams, Daryl Shore, Paul Dalglish and Craig Waibel. Check out Garth’s entire interview here.
On RSL’s new assistant coaches:
“I’m really excited about them, really excited to have Paul and Andy and Craig and Daryl Shore on our team, and really excited to continue the direction that we’ve had and the philosophy that we’ve had as an organization.”
“When looking at the staff as a whole, we were really trying to get the feeling we had back in 2008. We’re hopeful that we’ve done that and we’re excited to get to work with all these guys.”
On Andy Williams:
“Andy has done a great job for us as our head scout over the last couple of seasons, but he really wanted to try and join the coaching staff full-time, so we promoted him. We expect him to do a great job with the young players in [the midfield] position, specifically Luis Gil and Sebastian Velasquez while still being able to relate to the veterans he played with in Kyle, Ned and Javi.
On Daryl Shore:
"With Daryl, he’s a guy with 10 years of experience in the league, he has head coaching experience – which I think was important to Jeff as a new head coach – and he’s someone that’s trained a number of MLS All-Stars and MLS Goalkeepers of the Year in his previous stint.”
On Paul Dalglish:
“Paul’s a guy who has an incredible pedigree. He was Coach of the Year in the PDL last year, played for the Houston Dynamo and won a couple of MLS Cups there, [has head coaching experience], and is a very experienced guy, who’s been involved with youth development. Those were things that we wanted to have across all of the candidates.
On Craig Waibel:
“Craig Waibel was a longtime defender in the league, he won four titles and the staff as a whole has now won eight titles total. That was something we cared about, having a coach for each position was something we cared about, we wanted coaches with experience developing young players, and we wanted coaches with head coaching experience, and we’ve got all of that.”