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Waugh takes over as P'More's head coach

Tuesday, August 28, 2012    

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PORTMORE United FC has announced the appointment of Andre Waugh as director of football and head coach of the Premier League team, with immediate effect.

Waugh has been a lecturer at the Caribbean School of Sports Science, University of Technology since 2011 and is the trainer for the Reggae Boyz.

He received a Master's Degree in Physical Education & Sports from the International School of Physical Education and Sports, Cuba, in 2005.

Waugh has served as physical trainer at Portmore since 2005. He also lectures at the JFF/Utech Coaching School and holds a National Coaching Certificate from Sao Paulo, Brazil in 2011.

"I'm humbled by the confidence shown in me by the Portmore United Board of Directors. The seven years spent at the club have prepared me well," said Waugh.

"I'm proud to have had this association and I'm extremely motivated to play an even greater role in improving on the club's great tradition and fantastic accomplishment."

As director of football, Waugh will be responsible for the general management of the club's technical infrastructure and provide leadership for growth and development.

Geoffrey Hewitt, current head coach of Portmore's U-17 and U-21 teams and head coach of St Jago High School's Manning Cup team will serve as Waugh's assistant, along with Junior McBean, the club's trainer and head coach of the U-13 and U-15 setups.

Waugh replaces Calvin Lewis, who parted company with the club on mutual terms to return to Highgate United, which he guided to the Red Stripe Premier League last season.

Lewis expressed a desire to continue the work he began at Highgate three seasons ago and develop on his legacy.

Lewis had a dream first season in the top flight, guiding Portmore to regaining the Premier League championship -- their fifth lien on the top football trophy in Jamaica.

Portmore United's general manager Clive Marshall expressed confidence in Waugh's appointment.

"The appointment of young Andre Waugh as head coach was not part of our pre-season plans. However, given his significant impact on the development of most of our programmes and his vast knowledge and training, we're indeed confident he'll play a significant role in the continued growth of our football teams and various programmes."

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