Goalkeeping Coach: Dave Timmins
Announced as the replacement for long-term goalkeeping coach Mark Grew, Timmins brings a wealth of experience to his new role at Vale Park, having previously worked at Tranmere Rovers, Preston North End, Shrewsbury and Wolverhampton Wanderers. Timmins has previously coached some of the country’s best goalkeepers, spending ten years developing England international Joe Hart at Shrewsbury and a season with Netherlands regular Tim Krul at Carlisle United.
Head Physiotherapist: James Rowland
Port Vale welcomed new Head Physiotherapist James Rowland for the start of the 2014/15 Season. A graduate of Sheffield Hallam University, James has previously worked as a physiotherapist at the Doncaster Rovers Centre of Excellence and the Derby County Academy before becoming Head Physio at Burton Albion.
Performance Analyst: Dan Thompson
A former decathlon athlete, Dan Thompson is a key member of the Club’s backroom staff. The 30-year-old studied Sports Management for four years at Sheffield Hallam University before spending time working in IT recruitment. He started volunteering for Scunthorpe United in 2011 and began work at Port Vale part-time alongside that. Dan was taken on full time by the club in 2012 and in his very first season the Valiants were promoted to Sky Bet League One.