A window into the mind of the head coach of any professional sports team is an adventure. You want to pick their brain so you can learn things and have a better understanding of the game as a whole, especially if you’re a fan who likes to write about it. At the same time, that coach likely isn’t about to show their entire hand because, hey, they gotta keep some things to themselves and the players they coach so they can win the next game.
On this episode of “Coffee & Valkyries,” we got a glimpse into how Seattle Reign FC head coach Vlatko Andonovski reads the game and plans for the next match, and we learned a little bit more about his personality. If you’ve been impressed with the results of his process so far, then chances are you’ll appreciate him a little bit more after listening to our interview. Here’s the synopsis of Episode 6:
Seattle Reign FC head coach Vlatko Andonovski is obsessed with the beautiful game. The coach literally spends all day and all night analyzing what his team did right, what they did wrong the previous match and how to plan for the next match. On this episode, he shares with us what a day in his life is like, who was influential in him developing his style of coaching, and what it’s like crafting a gameplan with talents like Jess Fishlock and Megan Rapinoe playing FOR him rather than against him.