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.
Interim First Team Assistant Manager
Date of Birth: 06/04/1970
Place of Birth:
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 and took on the role of Interim Assistant Manager at the end of the 2016-17 season, supporting Graham Barrow.
First Team Coach
Date of Birth: 10/11/1968
Place of Birth: Liverpool
A former Latics player and coach, John Doolan returned to the club towards the end of the 2016-17 season as part of Interim Manager Graham Barrow's staff.
Doolan played under Barrow for Latics, featuring in 38 league games between 1992 and 1996.
As a coach, Doolan returned to Latics in November 2011 and worked with the youth team until the arrival of Uwe Rosler in December 2013, when Doolan moved up to work with the first team.
The following summer, Doolan moved with Alan Stubbs to Hibernian, before also following the former Everton man to Rotherham United two years later in 2016.