4 things to know about new Super Falcons technical adviser

Randy Waldrum Super Falcons coach

American, Randy Waldrum, was on Thursday confirmed as the new technical adviser of the Super Falcons of Nigeria.

The 61-year-old, jobless since May, replaces Florence Omagbemi, whose contract expired in August.

Despite his impressive track record and wealth of experience, Waldrum is largely unknown among Nigerians.

Hence, we delve into the new gaffer in charge of Africa’s most successful female team.

  1. Texas-born and breed

Waldrum was born in Irvine in The Lone Star State of Texas. Irvine is the thirteenth most populous city in the state, while Texas is America’s second largest. Waldrum began his footballing conquest at Midwestern State University in his hometown before seeking greener pastures.

  1. Uneventful playing career

Most successful managers today, to certain extent enjoyed same fame as footballers. For Waldrum, however, it is totally different. He endured a less-colourful playing career with few amateur sides in the US before moving to coaching.

  1. Over three decades coaching experience

Since swapping the pitch for the dugout in 1978, Waldrum has waxed stronger. His first job was with Pittsburg State University female team. He has gone on to manage seven other sides in a career that is nearing its fourth decade.

  1. Previously managed just one country

As rich as Waldrum’s resume may seem, he has only coached one national team – Trinidad and Tobago female side. He handled the Caribbean nation between 2014 and 2016. Apart from that singular spell, he has predominantly coached female university teams.