How do you become a good coach? ‘Go and do your badges and go and spend 10 years on the grass ………. and try not to be sacked too often!’ Wonderful pearls of wisdom from Kenny Lowe.
This conversation is a wonderfully open look inside of Kenny’s football coaching journey and the significant people and moments in it and the wisdom he has gained along the way.
Kenny is currently the Director of Football at ECU Joondalup in the Football West NPL, where he coaches the first team and the juniors. This is in his spare time as he is the Principal Mechanical Engineer for Wood.
He had 10 clubs in his 300 plus, professional and semi-professional career in the UK, before reluctantly accepting the role of Manager at Gateshead, where his love for coaching and player development began.
After moving to Australia in the early 2003 Kenny worked with the Football West National Training Centre program and became an assistant coach to Dave Mitchell, Ian Ferguson and Alistair Edwards at Perth Glory in the A-League. In 2013 he took on the Head Coach role and is still the longest serving Perth Glory Manager after five years in charge.
Kenny speaks openly about his journey and learnings he has had along the way. He also speaks highly of his fellow coaches and the way they have reached out along his journey. He was blown away when Graham Arnold invited him to be his Assistant with the Socceroos for the 2019 Asia Cup in the UAE.
Kenny’s son Rory is a Comedian and I’m guessing he gets this from his dad!
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