David Wagner became Huddersfield Town’s Head Coach upon his appointment on 5 November 2015.
The first man from outside the UK and Ireland to lead the First Team, David started his managerial career at Borussia Dortmund II in 2011, where he enjoyed had a successful four years at the helm.
After his Under-23 side won promotion in Wagner’s first season in charge, David then oversaw the highest league finish for the German outfit’s second team two years later.
A key part of Wagner’s philosophy throughout his time in Dortmund was the development of young players for the First Team, most notably helping the progress of current German international Erik Durm.
Before taking up coaching, Wagner’s playing career saw him turn out for the likes of Frankfurt and Mainz but most notably at Schalke as a striker, where he was part of the 1997 UFEA Cup winning squad.
Assistant Head Coach
Christoph Buehler followed Head Coach David Wagner to Huddersfield Town in November 2015 having worked with him at Borussia Dortmund II.
Buehler had previously worked at German side Weinham as part of the Club’s youth setup before moving to join Hoffenheim, where he first worked with Wagner before becoming Manager of the reserve team.
He then moved on to link up with Wagner at Dortmund’s second team; the two had previously played together at Weinham.
Buehler’s playing career was, however, cut short as a recurring shoulder problem forced him into retirement.
First Team Coach
Andrew Hughes joined Huddersfield Town as the Club’s new First Team Coach in late May 2016.
The 38 year-old joins Head Coach David Wagner’s Technical Staff from Crystal Palace, where he worked with the First Team under Alan Pardew.
Ahead of joining the Premier League Eagles in January 2016, Hughes had worked as First Team Development Coach at Rotherham United and as Professional Development Coach at Bolton Wanderers.
A central midfielder or full back during a long playing career, Andrew’s coaching experience began at his final club, Charlton Athletic, where he worked with the squad whilst sidelined with an Achilles injury.
Having come through the youth system and turning professional at Oldham Athletic, Hughes played over 600 professional games for the likes of Notts County, Reading and Leeds United; gaining promotion from League 1 on three separate occasions alongside a Division Three championship.
Head of Goalkeeping
Nick Colgan waspromoted from his position as Academy Goalkeeper Coach to Head of Goalkeeping and First Team Goalkeeping Coach in June 2014.
Whilst focusing on the First Team, Nick will work very closely with the Academy on the development of all our goalkeepers and in particular the next Academy Goalkeeping Coach.
He made 10 appearances at international level for the Republic of Ireland with the bulk of his playing career at club level spent at Hibernian and Barnsley. He joined Town in 2011 with his limited appearances coming in cup competitions for the Terriers.
After appearing on the bench for Town in the Play-Off Final victory over Sheffield United, Nick retired from playing and took up his former post in the Academy where he had been working with the Club’s Academy goalkeepers, from Under-9s to Under-18s, on a full time basis since 2012.
Towards the end of last season the Irishman stepped up on a temporary basis to work with Alex Smithies and Ian Bennett with Paul Crichton side lined through injury.
DR JOHN IGA
Head of Performance Services
Huddersfield Town appointed Dr John Iga to the newly created role of Head of Performance Services in April 2016.
This role sees John take overall responsibility for the Sports Science and Medical departments from First Team level and throughout all Academy age groups, with all staff in these disciplines reporting to him.
36 year-old John, pictured above on the far right, is one of the country's leading names in Sports Science, having served as Head of Sports Science at the Football Association for four years before leaving earlier this year.
In that role he worked on all aspects of Sports Science and Performance Nutrition with every national team, as well as working specifically with the Under-21 group on match days.
John, who has a PhD in Exercise Physiology, joined the Football Association from Wolves, where he was Head of Academy Science and Medicine and led the Club's Sport Science activity across all levels. At Molineux he helped the Club develop the first BASES-accredited Sports Science laboratory in professional sport in the UK.
First Team Strength and Conditioning Coach
Hughes was promoted into a First Team role from the Club’s Academy in June 2014.
Hughes joined the Academy as a Sports Scientist in April 2011, a role he has excelled in over the past three years.
Dan already has experience of working within the First Team set-up having made the step up on a temporary basis last season following the departure of Michael Rawson. He was regularly on the touchline towards the end of the season and will work closely with Al Stewart moving forward.