Oakland Roots hiring Gavin Glinton as assistant coach

A club source indicates that the Oakland Roots are set to hire Gavin Glinton as its next first assistant on interim head coach Noah Delgado’s staff. He’ll replace Mikey Hannon on the staff, who is Project 51O’s head coach and is ramping up for the fall season this month.

Delgado’s staff for the foreseeable future will include:

  • First assistant Gavin Glinton
  • Goal keeper coach Peter Davis
  • Strength and Conditioning coach Jeronimo Aimar

Glinton, 43, is a native of Livermore and played internationally with Turks and Caicos Islands from 2004-2014. He was most recently New Mexico United’s assistant coach in 2020-2021 where he coached alongside Roots’ goal keeper coach Peter Davis. He’s currently the technical director of Sacramento United Soccer Club, which is a high-level youth club that competes in MLS Next, UPSL, National Premier League, and NorCal Premier Soccer.

He spent 2018-2020 as Sacramento Republic’s U13 and U14 academy coach 2018-2020 and was Impact Soccer Club’s technical director (now East County Revolution Football Club) in Brentwood from 2012-2016. Glinton began his coaching career as an assistant at his alma mater, Bradley University, from 2004-2006.

Glinton comes with experience from a long 14-year career playing professionally. After playing at Bradley University, he spent 2001 with the Chicago Fire Reserve before playing the next two years with the LA Galaxy–making 31 appearances and scoring three goals. From there, he joined FC Dallas in 2003 and began his international career with Turks and Caicos Islands in 2004. He signed with Charleston Battery in 2006, making 26 appearances and scored 13 times.

Glinton returned to LA Galaxy in 2006-2007 and played 20 matches, scoring four times. He signed with the San Jose Earthquakes in 2008, playing six times. In 2009, he made 16 appearances and scored twice for North Carolina FC and wrapped up his pro career at Nahm Dinh Football Club in Vietnam in 2010-2011, making 45 appearances and 18 goals. With Turks and Caicos, he played 10 matches and scored four times.

Click Here for more background on assistant coaches Peter Davis and Jeronimo Aimar.

The Blog will provide information on any more changes to the coaching staff when the news is available.

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