Friday, December 19, 2008

Zavagnin Joins Coaching Staff

What most Wizards fans wanted to happen has happened. Kerry Zavagnin, who retired at the end of this past season, will be staying in Kansas City. Today came word that the Wizards have named Kerry Zavagnin an assistant coach with the team. Zavagnin fills the second assistant coaching position that had been left empty this past season after the departure of Chris Henderson to become the technical director of Seattle Sounders FC of MLS.

I love this move personally. Zavagnin is a fan favorite and has shown a willingness to be a leader for the team. He'd stated his interest in getting into coaching, and the rumor had always been that the Wizards would offer him a position, it's great to see that finally happen. He joins a growing list of former Wizards that are coaching in the professional ranks, including Preki (Chivas USA), Brian Johnson (Real Salt Lake), Francisco Gomez (Bakersfield Brigade), Sean Bowers (San Diego SeaLions), and Jake Dancy (Orlando Sharks)

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