Former English Premier League Midfielder Adam Nowland Joins Coaching Staff at Washington Rush Soccer Club
Adam Nowland, an accomplished midfielder who played for West Ham United, Nottingham Forest, Blackpool, and Preston North End over a 12-year professional career, is the newest member of the highly accomplished Washington Rush coaching and training staff.
was discovered at age 12 when he
was invited to join the Preston North End Centre for Excellence
and was trained by professionals associated with the revered Preston North End Club.
12 year professional career in England, he
made 200 senior appearances, scoring 20 goals.
is the youngest ever scorer, at age 17, in Blackpool Football Club's
115 year history.
Additional background on Nowland's life and career can be found on Wikipedia at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adam_Nowland
Nowland's first assignment will be to evaluate players for the new season during tryout sessions which run April 22nd through May 17th.
will be coaching several teams, offering private training, and helping design and implement a new Technical Training Program.
Nowland will also serve as a player/coach for the Everett-based SeaWolves FC in its inaugural season in the USL Premier Development League.
The team's season opener is May 7th.
Washington Rush Technical Director Ben Somoza admits he
is thrilled with Nowland's professional playing credentials but says it is his
skill in working with youth that really sets him apart.
"Not only does Adam
have a heart for young players and helping them reach their goals, he
has an amazing way of relating to players and communicating what he
This is a true sign of a great coach and teacher."
Nowland holds a UEFA (Union of European Football Associations) license and has developed several youth teams in England.
was asked about moving to the Northwest and coaching youth soccer: