Dunbeholden happy to have ‘Teacher’ Hyde on their side
VETERAN Coach Lenowrth “Teacher” Hyde has taken over the reins as head coach of Jamaica Premier League outfit Dunbeholden FC for the upcoming season.
Hyde, who has won the Premier League three times in his coaching career, has taken over the position from Harold Thomas who left the club at the end of the last season.
Roger Simmonds, general manager of the St Catherine-based Dunbeholden, told the Jamaica Observer that the club is delighted to have Hyde on board and they are now looking forward to a very successful partnership with him.
“We appointed him because we believe that he is a serial winner with his exploits at Clarendon College, and he is also a three-time Premier League champion coach,” Simmonds said.
“He has the experience and he has the skills and talent to take us to the next level and so we have no issues welcoming him on board,” he added.
Hyde’s last coaching stint in the Premier League was with the Chapelton Maroons last season, before he was fired from the job in January of this year.
He won the Premier League as head coach of Hazard United (now Portmore United) in the 2002-03 season, Harbour View in 2006-07, and Tivoli Gardens in 2008-09.
Hyde’s first order of business at Dunbeholden will be the Concacaf Club Championships which is set to begin later this month.
Simmonds pointed out that they will be banking on Hyde’s experience to lead them to a successful championships because he has all the requisite skills to help the team perform well.
“Right on the horizon for us is the Caribbean Cup, which starts on the 23rd of August against Harbour View here in Kingston, and so Hyde is the coach that we think can help us to do well in this competition that will be broadcast around the Caribbean and North and Central America,” he said.
“It will be a good platform to showcase both the skills of the players and talent of the team because he has already garnered the respect of the management staff and players and so we are very happy to have him here,” Simmonds noted.
Meanwhile, Hyde also led Clarendon College to another dominant 2022 season in winning the daCosta Cup and the all-island Olivier Shield titles. He also masterminded the All-daCosta All-Stars to victory over their counterparts.