Tuesday, May 15, 2007

USL1 Coaches: Laurie Calloway

Laurie Calloway played professionally in England and the US for 18 years, from 1960-77 and 1979. He played for a variety of english clubs reaching as high as the second division (with the Blackburn Rovers). He spent his entire US career playing in California, playing for the San Jose Earthquakes.

Calloway coached the ASL Southern California Lazers in 1978, then went back to playing for a year in 1979. Since then, he has been coaching full time.

Years Position Team Notes
1980 various assistant coaching positions unknown
1981 Head Coach California Surf (NASL) folded after the 1981 season
1983 Head Coach Seattle Sounders (NASL) 3rd in Division, folded after the 1983 season
1985-88 Head Coach San Jose Earthquakes (WSA) 1985 WSA conference title, 1988 3rd place in WSA, folded after 1988 season
1991-95 Head Coach San Francisco Bay Blackhawks (APSL) 1991 APSL championship, 1992 CONCACAF semifinals
1996-97 Head Coach San Jose Clash (MLS) fired midway through season
-2002 Head Coach Des Moines Menace (USL PDL) 2002 Coach of the Year, 2002 undefeated regular season
2003-04 Head Coach Syracuse Salty Dogs (USL2) 26-20-10, team folded after the 2004 season
2005- Head Coach Rochester Raging Rhinos (USL1) 2nd both seasons, reached USL1 finals in 2006, US Open Cup quarterfinals in 2005

Calloway is also know for an extensive feud with Eric Wynalda.

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