Tuesday, July 8, 2008
Enochs Hangs Up Boots, Picks Up A Coaching Whistle
Long time VFL Osbabrueck midefielder Joe Enochs has hung up his playing boots and picked up a coach's whistle, taking the reins of VFL's reserve team. The California native has been working on his German coaching certifications during the off-season the past few years. He becomes only the second US-born coach to work in European soccer after Brent Goulet at Elversberg of the German Regionalliga (Division III).
The once capped US international made 359 appearances in 12 seasons for VFL, scoring 12 goals. Enochs broke the club record for matches played on May 19, 2007 and continued to add to his record until the end of the 2008 season. He also won the "goal of the month" award from the ARD television network in September 2004 for his strike against Bayern Munich in an early round of the German national cup competition. In the tradtion of Tony Sanneh, who opened a Berlin bar during his playing days at Hertha, Enochs has also opened his own sports bar in Osnabruck.