Newly appointed head of goalkeeping for the Trinidad and Tobago Football Association Kelvin Jack says he’s delighted to be returning to his native land with the responsibility of contributing to the development of the game here, moreso the goalkeepers at all levels.
Jack was appointed an assistant coach to the Senior Men’s Team under head coach Terry Fenwick and assistant Derek King and will also serve as goalkeeper coach for the senior team. He currently holds a UEFA B coaching license and a UEFA A Goalkeeping coaching license.
“I’m delighted to be involved in Trinidad and Tobago football,” Jack told TTFA Media on Saturday.
“I believe I can be a huge influence on goalkeepers in Trinidad and Tobago. my goal is to improve every goalkeeper I work with. I am excited to work with the other goalkeeping coaches within the national set-up.”Jack continued.
The former San Juan Jabloteh and Gillingham goalkeeper emphasised the influence of discipline and a business-like approach to the preparations.
“I believe in hard work, discipline and professionalism and I hope these attributes would have a positive influence on the players. I love my country and everyone who knows me are aware of my passion and my attention to detail,” he said.
Jack also played under Fenwick at Jabloteh, adding, “I’m also looking forward to my role as an assistant coach as I believe I can support the gaffer in any capacity he wants me to. I’m looking forward to teaming up with him and Trinidad and Tobago are lucky to have him.
“I’m a winner so ultimately I hope my winning mentality would rub off in the players.”
The 43-year-old Jack lined up with W Connection, Doc’s Khelwalaas and Jabloteh before moving to Reading FC in England in 2004, later moving to Dundee in Scotland and Gillingham before ending his playing career at Kettering Town in 2012.
Jack played in T&T’s final 2006 World Cup group encounter against Paraguay and was a mainstay between the uprights during the final round of 2006 CONCACAF World Cup qualifying.