Head of academy Joe Roach has enjoyed two spells on the south coast, spanning over 13 years.
Joe was part of the club’s staff from 2002-2011 and had previously been head of youth, the reserve team and under-18s manager and ever acted as caretaker manager for the first team on two occasions.
He returned in 2014 and has overseen the development of the likes of Sam Vokes, Danny Ings, Brett Pitman and Joe Partington.
He also oversaw the improvement of Baily Cargill, who last season became the first academy graduate to feature in the Premier League for the club.
Joe was rewarded for his hard work at the 2016/17 end of season awards, where he received the special recognition award.