Waugh takes CONCACAF post
Former JFF physical trainer and UTech lecturer, Andre Waugh, recently resigned from his posts with both organisations to take up his new role as Caribbean Development Manager for CONCACAF.
The former Portmore United Technical Director wants to make a mark and help uplift the general standard of football in the region and believes his experience from both of his former jobs will serve him well in his new capacity.
"I really want to make a mark. Money is rewarding but I want to lay in my bed at night and feel I have made a contribution and a mark," he told The Gleaner.
"It has always been my desire to serve at the highest level, so this opportunity from CONCACAF will allow me to pretty much put what I have been doing in both organisations, JFF and UTech, together and try to give back on a wider scale," he continued.
As Caribbean Development Manager, Waugh will coordinate and supervise development activities specific to the Caribbean through CONCACAF. This includes coaching education programmes, women's football, liaising with different technical directors of the region, and assisting with development programmes. He says that he is ready to take on this new challenge.
"Everything that has great reward comes with great responsibility. This (job) is going to require a lot of commitment. I am really looking forward to the challenge, and I like the direction of the organisation, the programmes that are on stream, and the vision of the president and the director of the Caribbean office, Horace Reid. So the future looks bright. The philosophy and the vision are clear, and I want to achieve," he said.
Although his focus is to do his best as the regional development manager, waugh has ambitions of moving on to even greater things in the organisation.
"We are very ambitious people and the possibilities are endless, but for now, I am just focusing on the task at hand and being fully committed to this job and raising the standard of football in the Caribbean. We will see where it takes us, but for now, it's just work," Waugh said.