Adam Wright
Adam Wright
Title: Assistant Coach
Email: adamjohnwright92@yahoo.com

Coaching Resume

  • Born and Raised in Southend-On-Sea, Essex, England

Coaching Experience & Credentials

  • Assistant Coach at Jackson College: 2016 – Present
  • DBSS Coach: 2015 – Present
  • Head Coach Legacy Legends FC U8-U12: 2014 – 2017
  • Intern Assistant Olivet College: 2014
  • USSF F License
  • Meulensteen Method Certified

Playing Experience

  • Olivet College: 2010 – 2014
  • Detroit City FC: 2012-2013
  • Canton Celtic FC U23: 2011-2012
  • Derby County Academy Wolves: 2008-2010
  • Michigan Wolves: 2003-2010
  • Walled Lake Western: 2006-2009
  • Ashingdon Boys FC: 1998-2001
  • Ipswich FC School of Excellence: 1999-2001

Education

  • Bachelors Degree in Sports Management (Olivet College)

Honors

Olivet College

  • Team MVP 2011
  • 2x All Conference 2011,2013
  • Part of Winningest Team in School History 2012,

Canton Celtic FC U23

  • USASA National Champions 2011
  • USASA Region 2 Champions 2011

Michigan Wolves

  • Team Captain 2006-2009
  • State Cup Champions 2009
  • Super Y Champions 2006

Walled Lake Western

  • 4 Year Starter
  • All State 2009
  • 2x Team MVP 2008,2009
  • Newcomer of the Year 2006
  • Record Holder: Most Goals/Assists in One Season 2009
  • Team of The Decade 2000s
  • “Most Entertaining Player” Award 2000s

Coaching Philosophy

Being born and raised in England, soccer has been a part of my life for as long as I can remember, whether it was watching it on the television every weekend morning with my mum or kicking a ball with my dad in my backyard while I was learning to walk. It is part of who I am and runs deep through my veins. Throughout my life, the game of soccer has giving me so much that I truly do not know what I would do without it. It has blessed me with life long friends, lessons and memories that I’ll take with me forever. That is the main reason why I coach, to give back to the game that has given me so much and to relay my success, knowledge, experiences and overall joy of the game to every player that I have the privilege to coach.

As I have transitioned from a successful player into a coach, I have tried to keep a lot of my traits the same. The main trait is always playing the game with a smile on your face. I believe it is truly the best way to play soccer. One of my main priorities as a coach is to make sure my players are enjoying every session and game. I want them to be excited to show up and to work hard with their teammates. Soccer is such a beautiful game that it deserves to be played with smiles seen all across the field. The sport itself taught me so many traits such as teamwork, respect, reliability, and confidence, all of which I push to install into my players and teams as a whole.

As a player, I was a very attacking and flashy player. I was never afraid to showboat and broadcast my technical and passing ability as well as my tricks and skillful moves. Being English, this is quite opposite to the standard brute play that is accustomed to the British game. I would compare my play to more of a Brazilian or Latin style, which involves a lot of touches and possession in an attacking manner. This is also the style of play that I try to install into my teams. I stress a lot of emphasize on the technical side of the game (first touch, passing ability, etc.). With that, I teach my teams that possession in soccer is important, but only if it is being use effectively. This means passing the ball around from all areas of the field, rarely letting the ball stop moving, tiring the opposition down and finding gaps to penetrate forward. Saying that, I always have faith in my goalkeepers to use their feet and play good passing soccer with their defenders in front of them. I think it is just as important for my defenders to be as technically sound as it is to be defensively. Going into the midfield, I want a lot of touches going through them, having the intelligence to dictate the flow from the center of the park and swinging the ball from side to side. From there, I like to attack down the wings, much like I did in my playing days, with my outside backs, bombing forward, overlapping my midfielders and overwhelming the opposing defense. Smart runs and hold up play from my forwards to open up canals from on rushing midfielders.