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Mar, 2013

GSS Coaches placed at Southern Soccer Academy

A second GSS coach has been placed with Southern Soccer Academy.  Kelham O'Hanlon, a former Ireland National team player and former head coach of Preston North End, will become the Director of Goalkeeping for SSA.

Qualifications: UEFA A License
Current role: Blackpool FC First Team GK Coach
Previous Roles: Head Coach - Preston North End,  Head Coach AFC Fylde; Assistant Manager to David Moyes at Preston North End; First Team Coach Barnsley; First Team Coach Bury FC; First Team Coach Chester FCPlaying career.

O'Hanlon began his playing career at Middlesbrough in 1982. He then joined Rotherham in 1985 and stayed there for six years, before leaving for to Carlisle.  Two years later he joined Preston although he was only at Deepdale for one season before joining Dundee United in Scotland. He returned to Preston in 1996, making a further fourteen performances.During his playing career he also gained a cap for the Republic of Ireland national team in 1987, keeping a clean sheet in a 5-0 friendly win over Israel.  

Upon retirement from playing he joined the coaching staff at Preston becoming David Moyes' assistant in 1998. He was made caretaker manager in March 2002 after Moyes' departure to Everton, Moyes offered O'Hanlon a position with Everton but he chose to remain at Deepdale, initially as caretaker manager and subsequently as a permanent appointment. In June 2003, O'Hanlon left Preston due to cost-cutting measures and was appointed as a coach at Bury in January 2004, leaving in May 2005. O'Hanlon took up a part-time position in February 2006 with Chester before being appointed as coach at Barnsley in January 2007 where he remained until September 2009. He was appointed first team manager at non-league club AFC Fylde in December 2009 having been assisting as first team coach for three months prior to this. He left the club in October 2011.  

In 2012, he was appointed first team GK coach at Blackpool FC by Head coach Michael Appleton.

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