July 4, 2020

Jamaica announces technical staff appointments


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Jamaica Football FederationKINGSTON, — With an abundance of international engagements on the horizon, the Football Federation (JFF) announced Wednesday a series of coaching appointments.

Men’s national team head coach Winfried Schaefer has a new assistant in Miguel Coley, who guided Jamaica College to the national schools title last year.

Coley will also lead the under-23 team that will battle for a spot at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, .

Former Reggae Boyz head coach Theodore Whitmore, who played in the 1998 FIFA World Cup, has been assigned the lead role with the under-20 side.

02272014-FEAT-JamaicaFootballFederation-Schafer-Burrell-769x385Vin Blaine has been appointed to the new position of Director of Sport.  In this capacity, he will be responsible for coordination of the JFF’s development programs, such as coaching education and grassroots football, plus ensure that systems are in place to establish a database of players.

Additionally, the experienced Wendell Downsell will be Youth Coordinator with the special charge of overseeing all men’s and women’s teams from the under-15 to under-20 levels.


Senior Women

Head Coach:  Merron Gordon

Assistant Coach:  Tamera Williams


Women’s Under-15

Head Coach:  Xavier Gilbert

Assistant Coach:  tba

Senior Men

Head Coach:  Winfried Schafer

Assistant Coach:  Miguel Coley


Men’s Under-15

Head Coach:  Aaron Lawrence

Assistant Coach:  Lamar Morgan

Men’s Under-17

Head Coach:  Andrew Edwards

Assistant Coach:  tba

Men’s Under-20

Head Coach:  Theodore Whitmore

Assistant Coach:  Andrew Edwards


Men’s Under-23

Head Coach:  Miguel Coley

Assistant Coach:  Jerome Waite


:  (left-right) Raymond Grant (General Secretary, Jamaica Football Federation), Captain Horace Burrell (President, Jamaica Football Federation), Winfried Schafer (Head Coach, Jamaica), Vin Blaine (Director of Sport, Jamaica Football Federation) at a February 26, 2014, press conference. ( courtesy of Jamaica Football Federation)


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