USLSoccer.com Staff Report
Thursday, January 14, 2016
WILMINGTON, N.C. – Wilmington Hammerheads FC announced on Thursday that former players Matt Glaeser and Troy Cole would become part of the club’s technical staff this season, as Glaeser was appointed as assistant coach to Mark Briggs, and Cole was named as the club’s new athletic trainer and sports science director.
Glaeser had worked in a dual-role as a player and Hammerheads goalkeepers coach for the past two seasons. A former member of the Fort Lauderdale Strikers, Glaeser made two appearances for the Hammerheads while mentoring their young goalkeepers.
“I enjoy the challenge of the competitive nature of the business and working with players and staff,” said Glaeser. “I am excited for the 2016 season and expect us to be competitive in our division and league. We are working hard to get the club to a high standard and produce results for our loyal fan base.”
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Cole made 100 appearances in his USL career, in which he played for the Hammerheads on two separate occasions. Now, he will focus his attention on keeping the Hammerheads’ squad in peak condition throughout the arduous USL season.“As a player my focus had to be driven on doing as much as I could individually to improve the team’s performance,” said Cole. “On this side of the fence, I will place all of my time and energy in caring for the players. We, as a technical staff, are all passionate about creating a special feeling for anyone who wears the Hammerheads logo on their chest.”