Swindon Town are delighted to confirm the full-time appointment of Lee Peacock as the Academy's new Head of Coaching.
The former midfielder/striker, who made 138 outings for the Reds between 2006-2010, arrives with a proven pedigree having enjoyed plenty of success in his previous role with Eastleigh.
In what is a new position at the Football Club, Peacock will work under Academy Director Seamus Brady and alongside Academy Manager Jeremy Newton and he will oversee all aspects of coaching within the structure of the Academy.
Speaking exclusively to swindontownfc.co.uk, Peacock revealed his delight at returning to a club that has always been close to his heart.
"It sounds cheesy but it is a dream come true," he said.
"Since I've been in coaching I've been in no hurry to take steps that I wasn't ready for, but this opportunity came up and knowing Nutty (Jeremy Newton), knowing the other coaches and knowing the direction they want to go in, it is a step I can take and it is a step I can really learn a different aspect of the game from.
"I'm really excited.
"Fundamentally, my role comes down to making sure that the coaches are making progress themselves and with the teams.
"Nutty will set a structure in terms of how he wants everything done across the board and I'll go in and help implement that.
"But if we can get 1% more from each coach, then how does that transfer to the players? So we need to set short-term and long-term goals for the coaches and help them work on and off the pitch to achieve those goals."
Seamus Brady, Town's Academy Director, added: "I am thrilled to be able to welcome Lee into the Academy set-up here at Swindon and I know he will be a resounding success.
"When advertising for this role, we had a number of applicants that were interested but Lee stood out due to his work with the Eastleigh Academy and the results he achieved during his time there in terms of bringing players through into the first-team.
"Lee will play a vital role within the Academy set-up and I am looking forward to working with him."
Finally, Town's Chief Executive, Steve Anderson said: "We are delighted to announce the appointment of Lee Peacock as the Academy's Head of Coaching.
"Lee will come in and work underneath Seamus Brady and alongside Jeremy Newton, in what is a new position at the football club.
"Having enjoyed a successful spell here as a player, Lee is no stranger to the club and given his track record at Eastleigh, I was delighted that Lee put forward his name for the role.
"Being a former player, Lee will be a great ambassador for the football club and coaches, players and parents will have someone in Lee who is extremely passionate about Swindon Town.
"On Lee's first day as Head Of Coaching for the Academy, I was amazed by his enthusiasm and excitement at being back at the football club and I am sure that will rub off on everyone around him."
Chairman Lee Power was also delighted by the appointment and feels Lee's arrival is a significant one for the club and for the Academy.