March 17, 2023 – National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL) – San Diego Wave FC News Release
San Diego Wave FC announced today its full sporting staff ahead of the 2023 season, kicking off on March 25. The staffing updates include four assistant coaches under Casey Stoney, a promotion on the sporting side and the addition of a Performance Analyst and Player Experience Specialist.
Stoney will be supported in San Diego by First Assistant Jackie Bachteler, Tactical Analyst Coach Chris Loxston, Technical Coach Craig Barclay and Performance Analyst Bennet Luethje.
“I am thrilled to have Jackie, Chris, Criag and Bennet join our technical staff,” said Wave FC Head Coach Casey Stoney. “These impressive new hires bring extensive and invaluable experience to Wave FC. I look forward to working with all of them as we build on our success last season and see what we can achieve for an even better 2023.”
Bachteler joins Wave FC after spending the last two years as the Sporting Director for BP Fotboll in Stockholm (Sweden), where she oversaw the player and coaching development for BP’s girls side and the Girls Academy.
Prior to her front office position with BP Fotboll, Bachteler had a robust international coaching career in the United States, Finland, Spain, Cyprus, Costa Rica and Sweden. Most recently, Bachteler has served as Head Coach for Sollentuna FK (2020-2021, Sweden), Assistant Coach for Hammarby IF (2018-2019, Sweden), Trainer and Project Leader for IFK Stocksund (2017, Sweden), Head Coach for FC Famagusta (2017, Cyprus) and Head Coach for Sunnanå SK (2016, Sweden).
Loxston joins the club after working as the Manager of Performance and Game Analysis at FIFA in Switzerland. The Manchester native began working in sports performance analytics in 2007 and has worked with the International Olympic Committee, English Institute of Sport, Saudi Arabian Football Federation (SAFF), United Arab Emirates FA and Al Ahli Club (Dubai) throughout his tenure.
Barclay was a local hire from youth sports club, Surf Soccer Club, where he served as the Director of Coaching. With an incredible breadth of knowledge in California club soccer, Barclay will work as a development coach and assist younger players in the integration and growth within the team.
In addition, the Wave has promoted Laura Doran to Assistant General Manager after joining the club in its inaugural season as Head of Team Administration. A native of Boston, Mass., Doran joined the league in 2013 where she spent five…
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