The Whole Technical Staff of the NC Courage, NWSL Champs is Returning

By Sean McCaffery, January 20, 2019

Long Island based HC Paul Riley is so happy to have Scott Vallow, Sean Nahas, Nathan Thackery, & Charlie Naimo return, stating, "The technical staff have been a huge part of our success. They understand the human elemet and their ability to communicate their knowledge has been huge. I tell them to be curious, to push the envelope. They make me a better coach, they push me out of my comfort zone." Heres hoping high praise gets them a higher pay day?

Kwik Kixx:
Scott Vallow: 3rd year asst. w/ NC, 5th with Paul, 2NWSL titles, played his college ball at Bowling Green, MLS player with Dallas & Rapids, USL with Rhinos.

Sean Nahas: 14 yrs. with NCFC Youth, oversees NC Courage Dev. Acad., USNT asst. with U-20 USWNT & U-14 YNT also scouted for the USNYT.

Nathan Thackery: 3rd year with team, 9th coaching season, began with Young Harris College in 2011 then Head of GK @ Dynamo Academy, now also DIr of GK for NCFC Youth.

Charlie Naimo: 3rd yr as Tech. Advisor, was TD @ Western NY Flash 2014-'16,  assists with scouting and roster development and 2019 dreftees:Harbison, Milliet & Tillman.

Bill Palladino: 38 years @ UNC with Anson Dorrance, volunteers his time @ NC Courage as in the past, with UNC has 22 national titles, received the Glenn "Mooch" Myernick Award in 2012. Key with                            1987 team giving up just 2 goals in regular season.