Popular former player takes role with Under-19 group
- Danny Schofield returns to Huddersfield Town!
- Former winger back with the Terriers as Under-19 Coach
- Comments from Academy Manager Leigh Bromby
Huddersfield Town’s Under-19 side will travel to Tranmere Rovers for the latest Central League game of the season on Tuesday afternoon – and there will be a new, but familiar, face in the dugout!
Danny Schofield has returned to Huddersfield Town to take up the role of Under-19 Coach within the Academy, taking the role vacated by Dean Whitehead’s move to Shrewsbury Town late last year.
Now 39, Danny is well known to Town fans. He spent a decade with the Club after joining from Brodsworth Welfare in 1998, scoring 46 goals in 285 appearances and playing a major role in the side that gained promotion from the old Division Three at the first attempt in 2004.
After leaving Town he played for Yeovil Town, Millwall, Rotherham United, Accrington Stanley, Stockport County and Halifax Town.
He hung his boots up whilst a Player-Coach at Bradford Park Avenue and has since forged a successful career in coaching. After starting at the Barnsley Academy working with the Under-14s, Danny moved to Leeds United in December 2016 and worked with the Under-16 and Under-23 groups.
Danny – who has earned a degree in Sports Science as well as his UEFA A License – re-joins Town from Middlesbrough, where he was part of the Under-23 setup.
Academy Manager Leigh Bromby explained:
“We’re delighted to be able to welcome Danny back to the Club as our new Under-19 Coach within the Academy, as his appointment ticks all the boxes we wanted.
“It’s absolutely a big plus that Danny knows the Club so well, and that we know him. Everyone who worked with him during his playing days here spoke very highly of him as a person, and equally he clearly has a deep understanding and affinity with Huddersfield Town.
“It’s also clear that he has a real passion to develop young footballers, and his developmental mindset is exactly what we were looking for in this role. The fundamental purpose of this coaching role is to develop individual players to progress to our First Team; not to take shortcuts to win games. Danny shares that ethos entirely, and we’re excited to see him get started.”
You can welcome Danny back to the Club on Twitter – he’s @sc03y!
Danny will lead the side for the first time at Tranmere, with the Central League game kicking off at 2pm at The Campus on Leasowe Road, Wallasey (CH45 8RE). You can attend the game for free if you’re in the area!
You can follow live updates from the game on Town’s dedicated Academy Twitter account, @htafcacademy!