12:32 15 July 2015
By Latics Staff
Senior Wigan Athletic Coaching Staff
Date of Birth: 13/06/1954
Place of Birth: Chorley
Graham Barrow is sponsored by DM Signs & Design.
Graham’s association with Latics dates back over 30 years to the time he first signed as a player from Altrincham in August 1981. He played 179 league games as a highly combative midfield dynamo before moving to Chester City in 1985, whom he then went on to manage.
During his time as a player at Springfield Park, Barrow helped Latics win promotion from the fourth tier in 1981-82, before captaining the side to Freight Rover Trophy glory in 1985 at Wembley Stadium, as Latics won 3-1 against Brentford.
He was appointed Wigan Athletic manager in 1994, a few months before the arrival of Chairman Dave Whelan.
He left the club in 1995 but returned as a first team coach for Roberto Martinez in 2009, the player he originally brought to England in 1995.
After doubling up as a Development Squad coach under Martinez, he is now working solely with the first team.
Development Squad Coach
Date of Birth: 06/04/1970
Place of Birth: Orrell, Wigan
Peter Atherton is sponsored by Wigan Athletic Supporters Club.
Another member of the coaching staff with previous experience at Latics, Peter Atherton came through at the club as a schoolboy, before signing as a trainee in the summer of 1986.
The versatile defender turned professional and made his Football League debut in a 0-0 draw away to Blackpool in October 1987, before establishing himself as a key first team player, going on to make 180 appearances and twice winning the club's Player of the Year award in 1989/90 and 1990/91.
Such impressive season earned Atherton a move away from his hometown club to the top flight with Coventry City in 1991, and a couple of months later his impact at Highfield Road earned him a cap for England's Under 21s.
114 appearances and another Player of the Year award later, Atherton moved to Sheffield Wednesday in 1994, a club he would become captain of just part way through his first season.
Atherton spent six years at Hillsborough, racking up 216 appearances and scoring 9 goals before a move to Bradford City in 2000.
The defender made 94 league appearances for the Bantams in a five year spell, before seeing out his career at Halifax Town.
Atherton returned to his hometown club as a coach in the Academy and also spent time as assistant manager at the Shay, before returning to Latics last season as Under 18 coach.
It was a remarkable first season heading the Under 18s, as Latics won the Lancashire FA Youth Cup 6-1 against Tranmere Rovers, and finished runners-up in the Football League Youth Alliance, missing out by a single point despite going on a 22 game unbeaten streak. Latics lost just six of 38 fixtures in 2014-15.
Now working as Development Squad coach, Atherton is also involved with the first team.