- Written by Walter Pless
- Published: 28 September 2012
Photo: Stephen Pitchford, the new 'allenatore' of Hobart Juventus [PlessPix]
Stephen Pitchford is the new coach of Victory League club Tilford Zebras.
Zebras president Nick Di Giovanni made the announcement this morning.
Photo: Tilford Zebras president Nick Di Giovanni made the announcement this morning [PlessPix]
Pitchford coached New Town Eagles to second spot in the 2012 Forestry Tasmania Southern Premier League competition.
Eagles were also the losing finalists in the Milan Lakoseljac Memorial Trophy competition this past season.
Pitchford, a former Metro player, has also coached at junior level at Glenorchy Knights in the past and he has also coached DOSA in League One and Tilford Zebras' reserves.
He takes over as coach from Eamonn Kelly, who coached Zebras to fifth place in the Southern Premier League in 2012.
It will be interesting to see if any New Town Eagles players join Pitchford at Zebras because the Eagles did not gain entry to the Victory League.
Tommy Fotak is expected to be named as Pitchford's assistant.
“Tilford Zebras Football Club are pleased to announce the appointment of Stephen Pitchford as our Victory League Senior Coach for 2013,” Nick Di Giovanni, the Zebras president, said.
“Stephen brings a wealth of experience to the club having previously been involved at the Zebras in a coaching capacity in 2004 and New Town Eagles in the Premier League the last two years.
“Welcome to the Zebras, Stephen, as we prepare for 2013 and the Victory League.”
The appointment means that Kingborough Lions United are the only Victory League club still to announce their coach for the inaugural 2013 Victory League season.