The Philadelphia Union have announced some additions to their coaching staff, in addition to promoting other staff members after a successful 2020 season that saw them lift the Supporters' Shield.
Headlining the new arrivals is Frank Leicht, who joins the team as an assistant coach. He was most recently the head of academy coaching at Kazakhstan Premier League side FC Kairat, but was previously a youth coach in his native Germany. He has worked with youth teams at Eintracht Frankfurt, VfB Stuttgart and RB Leipzig, and was an assistant coach in the Bundesliga at FC Koln from 2005 to 2006.
Additionally, Garrison Draper was promoted from director of performance to vice president of player health and performance, and Yaseen Khan was named the assistant athletic trainer and strength and conditioning coach. Khan was with the Union's USL affiliate in 2016, and worked with San Antonio FC and the NBA's Atlanta Hawks before returning to Pennsylvania.
Philadelphia Union II, the club's USL team, also got a coaching update as Marlon LeBlanc was named the team's head coach. LeBlanc was the Union's U-17 coach until he was named Union II's interim head coach last season, where he coached a number of the MLS team's homegrown players. He previously coached at West Virginia University, where he worked with the Union's Raymon Gaddis and Jack Elliott.