|Full name||Kazuo Uchida|
|Date of birth||April 18, 1962|
|Place of birth||Shizuoka, Shizuoka, Japan|
|Height||1.65 m (5 ft 5 in)|
|2004||Japan U17 (Assist)|
|2012–2015||Shimizu S-Pulse (Assist)|
|2015||Shimizu S-Pulse Reserves|
Early life and education
Kazuo Uchida started his career in football as a player for Shimizu Higashi High School where he won the National Sports Festival of Japan with them as well as coming runners-up in the All Japan High School Soccer Tournament in 1980. With these achievements he would progress his career at Komazawa University before he joined local football team Shimizu. While at Shimizu he would continue his studies at University of Tokyo to become a coach in physical exercise.
Uchida gained his first major coaching role at JEF United Ichihara on January 1, 1994 where he was the club's Chief instructor. On December 31, 2003 he would leave the club and join Vegalta Sendai where he initially started as Deputy general manager. On March 1, 2004 he would also accept an Assistant coaching role for the Japan national under-17 football team on a part-time basis. This would last until 2007 when he left the Japanese team and concentrate on Vegalta Sendai where he moved to become their Training director and then Youth development director.
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