Here at Knox United, We strive to supply our players with high quality coaches to help assist their development. With our Mens social teams and our over 35s, we don’t have appointed coaches. Instead, the leaders of the team in conjunction with the team managers coach and run the team.
Name: Stephen Roche
Role/s: Mens PL Coach
Qualification: AFC A-License, Coach Instructor C-License
Experience: Stephen Roche is one of, if not the highest regarded coach in NSFA. Over his career, he has achieved numerous accolades. His highlights include coaching NSW state teams for 12 years, including being a NSW elite development coach where he was the first ever to coach a country team to winning a national title. Roche also was the NSWIS assistant coach, before becoming the inaugural coach of the CCM W-League team, where he was awarded W-League Coach of the Year. Following this, Roche was the inaugural coach of Western Sydney Wanderers W-League team where he spent 3 years. Currently, Roche is in his 17th year as Technical Director & Director of Football at Knox Grammar School, as well as an extremely valued member of the Knox United coaching staff.
Name: Vince Cali
Role/s: Technical Director, U16 SL Coach
Qualification: AFC B-License
Experience: Vince Cali is one of the leading junior coaches in the NSFA. Following on from playing, Vinnie started coaching 18 years ago. Throughout his career, Vinnie has coached at every level from U6 Community, to representative football. Vinnie is widely known for his enthusiasm, encouraging all players to develop and play at the highest level possible. Vinnie joined Knox United in 2016 as the Premier League Head Coach, where he spent 3 seasons. Following this, Vinnie was a key pillar in establishing Junior football through Knox United. Vinnie is also the head coach at Knox Prep School, where he has been for 8 years. Vinnie is excited to start his new role as Knox United Technical Director, where he will look to have an even larger impact on the development of Knox United players.
Name: Roy Wethereld
Role/s: Mens PL Reserves Coach, U14 SL Coach
Qualification: AFC C-License
Experience: Roy started coaching at 16 working with Stephen Roche, Receiving his C License a year later. In 2021, After 20 years of coaching throughout the St George and Canterbury Area, Roy joined the Knox united coaching team
Name: Max Couvret
Role/s: U15 SL Coach
Qualification: AFC C-License
Experience: Max started Coaching as an NPL SAP assistant in 2020, before receiving his C License in 2021, where he started coaching at Knox United, as well as the 2nd team at Knox Prep school. Max is also a current first grade player for the club
Name: Nick Drummond
Role/s: U13 SL
Qualification: Skills/Game training certificate
Experience: Nick started coaching in 2018. Over the past few years he has progressed from working at the Knox Prep school, into the senior school where he assists with the 9A’s, and is the head coach of the 9B’s. Nick is also a current Northern Tigers 1st Grade Player.