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.
Wagner also won eight international caps for the United States of America during his career on the pitch.
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.
Having left Liverpool in June 2015, Mike Marsh made the move to Huddersfield Town shortly after David Wagner’s appointment.
He coaching career started at Southport before moving to Northwich Victoria and then Bradford Park Avenue ahead of starting work with Liverpool’s Academy.
Marsh initially was working with the Under-16 and Under-18 sides before being moved up to work for the First Team under Brendan Rogers in 2013.
During his playing career Marsh was a part of the Liverpool squad that lifted the FA Cup in 1992 before spells at Galatasray, West Ham, and Coventry City throughout his career.
Unfortunately a serious injury meant that Marsh was limited to non-league football towards the end of his career, but did win the conference title twice during that time.
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.
Head of Sports Science
Al is a strength and conditioning specialist coach who brings over 15 years’ experience coaching national and international level individuals and teams.
His extensive career has seen him work with England Lacrosse (2001), Scotland Rugby League (2000-2006), Manchester City Football Club Academy (2005-2012) and most recently Hull City Football Club (2012-2014).
During his time at Manchester City, 18 of the Academy players that he worked with graduated to the First Team with five going onto represent their country.
Working with Steve Bruce, he was part of the support and coaching set up that guided Hull City to promotion to the Premier League in 2012/13 and then retained their status last season.
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.
First Team Performance Analyst
Emley-born Performance Analyst Chris Markham joined Town's backroom staff in October 2009, working on a voluntary basis before eventually on a full time contract.
Possessing a Master's Degree in Sports and Exercise Psychology from the University of Central Lancashire, he works with state of the art Prozone technology to provide statistics for the First Team Coaching Staff.
Huddersfield Town appointed Mark Lillis as the Club's new Academy Manager in December 2011.
Mark, 51, was already well known to Town supporters; he was named in the 2008 'Fans' Favourites' book for his spell as a player under Mick Buxton between 1977 and 1985, during which he made 242 appearances for the Terriers and scored 63 goals.
During his playing days at Leeds Road his philosophy of hard work, commitment and toughness became his trademark and he now brings that approach to Town's young players.
The appointment of a Development Coach has helped bridge the gap between under-18 football and the senior squad Mark's experience of working in first team setups such as the Northern Ireland international squad, Derby County, Macclesfield Town, Morecambe and Stockport County will help bring the first team and Academy even closer.
Before joining Town he had been working at the Visionpro institute in La Manga, Spain; an institute that aims to hone the skills of young Spanish, Hungarian and English players who have been released by top clubs. Previously Mark has also worked in the Academy system for the FA Premier League - a position he held for six years.