Former Dagenham and Redbridge head of recruitment and first team coach
Terry Harris will become Boreham Wood Football Club’s new assistant manager after leaving the Daggers.
The experienced Harris has enjoyed vast success throughout his career and has a track record of getting sides promoted.
Harris took the Daggers from the Ryman League into League One while working with John Still, a manager he worked alongside with for 15-years.
The coach told the official club website of his admiration for Wood Chairman Danny Hunter and Manager Luke Garrard, admitting that he has a secret soft spot for the side.
Harris explained: “I was actually sitting in the stand when you were promoted into the National League, when you won your home tie; so I have always had a soft spot for Boreham Wood anyway, I am absolutely delighted.
“I have known the Chairman Danny Hunter for many, many years and I have got the upmost respect and admiration for what he has done at Boreham Wood because I know what it takes to take a smaller club through the leagues.
“As I said, I have got a lot of respect for Danny and how he has built the club up and now hopefully we can push on and take it to another stage.
“I have known Luke through the system, I knew him as a player and now he is taking his initial first steps into management and doing very well at the same time.”
Harris also enjoyed great success with Luton Town, whom he took back into the Football League, a feat that several of his predecessors had been unsuccessful in.
The former Dagenham and Redbridge assistant continued: “I can bring experience with me because I have been very fortunate during my time with John Still.
“I was also number two to Peter Taylor for nine years and I know what you have to do to build a winning side and to create a winning mentality.
“I can hopefully have an input into that as well as helping some of the younger boys coming through the system.
“If you are a number two then you are the eyes and ears of the players and you certainly have an input into the coaching of the side and an input into the game management side.
“And as I said, I have been fortunate in the clubs that I have been with, take Dagenham for instance; We got out of the Ryman league and then we got out of the Conference, as it called then.
“We also then went one step further and took Dagenham into League One in the Play-off final against Rotherham as well.
“I have been at Luton and taken them out of the Conference too, so I know what it takes to be successful and hopefully we can push Boreham Wood forward.”