Newcastle Jets announce further changes to Football department

The Newcastle Jets are pleased to announce further changes to their football structure ahead of the 2022-2023 season.

2007-2008 Championship-winning Coach Gary Van Egmond will return to the Club as an A-League Men’s Assistant Coach while also acting as a technical advisor to the A-League Women’s team.

Van Egmond will work alongside current Assistant Coach Arthur Diles to support Arthur Papas in the Men’s coaching structure as well as provide technical support to our Women’s Head Coach Ash Wilson.

This follows the Club’s earlier announcement confirming the extension of A-League Women’s Head Coach, Ash Wilson’s contract.   

The Jets are also pleased to confirm the appointment of Ric Marchioli as Head of the Men’s Academy and Head of Boys Youth Development.

Ric will carry out responsibility for all aspects of the youth team while carrying the overall responsibility of male players within the academy including talent ID, coach mentoring, coaching structures as well as management of facilities and scheduling.

Executive Chairman, Shane Mattiske said “A strong focus for the Club is to ensure that across the whole Club, we have a strong football philosophy, technical foundation and alignment to our 1st Men and Women’s teams.

The confirmation of Ric into the role of Head of the Men’s Academy and Head Coach for the Men’s Youth team is a key step in creating a strong football structure at the Club.

Ric Marchioli has strong experience as both a senior coach and technical director in the Victorian NPL, as well as the State Development Program and just prior to the Jets, the Melbourne Victory.   He’s been an integral part of our Men’s A-League staff this season just gone and he’ll be a valuable addition to our Academy and Youth structure moving forward.

There is no questioning the depth of experience that Gary Van Egmond holds in relation to Newcastle and the Jets.   We’re very pleased to be welcoming Gary back as a formal part of our Men’s and Women’s team football structures.  

We’re confident of the value that Gary will bring in as part of the coaching structure for our Men’s A-League team and in providing technical advice and guidance to our Women’s A-League Team.

With recent extension of Arthur Papas and Ash Wilson as our Men’s and Women’s Head coaches, the appointment of Huss, Gary and Ric into our broader football structures and the recruitment that is now well underway, we know we have the right foundations for an even more competitive launch at the 2022/23 A-League season.”