ASSISTANT HEAD COACH
What do you love about football coaching?
Coaching has given me the opportunity to work with people of all ages and abilities. In the same day I can be working with toddlers teaching the basics of movement and skills/techniques to working with elite athletes on tactics and habits to ensure we are successful in games.
What values do you set for yourself as a Coach of a team?
Be passionate, be committed and be open to learning from others.
How long have you been coaching for?
I started doing multi-sports coaching in my final year at school as part of Community Sports Leadership Award 6 years ago!
What is your favourite music?
I’ll happily listen to a little bit of everything. I was brought up listening to whatever my dad chose on the way to training and games. However, most recently the album – American Teen by Khalid has been on repeat.
If you could travel anywhere, where would you go and why?
I visited South Africa in 2012 with my school. We visited schools based in townships to understand more about their quality of learning and life. It would be amazing to go back and learn more on their culture / tradition and lifestyle and meet up with old friends!
What football team do you support and who is your favourite player?
Heart of Midlothian. Favourite Player Ever – Rudi Skacel. Favourite Current Player – Kyle Lafferty.
If you could only keep five possessions, what would they be?
Football, Old recipe Irn Bru, Car, Phone and Memory Foam Pillow.
Do you have any strange phobias?
People biting on Ice Cubes
If you had to change your name, what would your new name be, and why would you choose that name?
I’d change it to John. The name runs back through generations in my dad’s side of the family but stopped at my brother and me. I’d have liked to have continued it through the family as a tradition to remember those in the family before us.
What’s the strangest talent you have?
Less talent and more strange but from a very early age learnt how to flick my eyelids inside out.