Boaz Myhill has been appointed Albion’s new Professional Phase Development Goalkeeping Coach.
The 36-year-old former first-teamer makes the transition from playing to coaching.
Boaz will take up the challenge of developing the steady stream of young keepers to be pushed through Albion’s Academy and it is a new opportunity he is thrilled to have taken.
“From the moment Gary Walsh mentioned it to me I didn’t hesitate for a moment,” said Boaz.
“It was something I had always wanted to do but I didn’t think the opportunity would ever arise here because Mark Naylor had been here so long and didn’t ever look like moving on.
“But it is so refreshing and I’m loving every minute of it. As a player, you end up with the same 25 or 26 guys in the same dressing room with the same coach as your working day.
“One of the most interesting things is that in this post I am working with keepers from all age groups at the stadium, the Academy or the training ground and it’s giving me a great variety of challenges.
“This is something I have always wanted to take on and I’m thrilled to have this opportunity.”
It continues an association with Albion which began back in 2010 and has only been interrupted by a one-season loan to Birmingham City for the 2011/12 season.
Boaz, a former Welsh international, made 85 first-team appearances during a goalkeeping era dominated by his great friend and rival Ben Foster.