Taunton Town have bolstered their management team with the arrival of Rob Dray as First Team Coach.
Dray has a wealth of experience in the non-League game having previously been involved at Bridgwater Town, firstly as manager of their successful reserve side before stepping up to become first-team boss in 2010.
After parting company with the Robins in 2012, Dray joined then Bideford where he spent three years as assistant-manager to Sean Joyce until leaving in May 2015 to link up for a short spell with Yate Town which ended in August.
Speaking about his new appointment, Dray said “After speaking to manager Leigh Robinson and even with two other approaches from Southern League clubs, there was only one club I could go to and I’m really looking forward to adding to the great work that Leigh, Michael Meaker and the players did last season. One of the other major deciding factors was the off-the-field team at Taunton who work so hard to put things in place and instil a high level of professionalism at the club.”
Robinson added “I’m really pleased to be able to add Rob to our backroom team. He has plenty of local contacts, lives and breathes non-League football, and is hungry for another challenge. From my point of view as a manager, I like to keep things moving and by adding a new voice and fresh ideas, in this case with Rob, is a good way of doing this.”
Meaker is set to remain as assistant-manager, although it is likely he will combine his role along with another at a professional club.