Chris Ferguson

  • Date Joined: 11th May 2017
A performance-driven and forward-thinking professional with over 10 years’ experience in football, having made a seamless
transition from playing to coaching the next generation of talent at the likes of Clyde, Partick Thistle and Airdrieonians FC.

A visible leader who combines innovative coaching methods with constructive feedback to build high-performance youth and
senior teams committed to not only achieving individual player development but also collective success at every level.

A versatile individual who adapts to the changing demands of modern football, and adopts an ethos of continual improvement
while cultivating a supportive environment that gives players the confidence and resources to train to their potential.

Holds an up to date qualification in Sports First Aid as of 2017.
Chris Ferguson

Qualifications/Accreditation

  • UEFA: B Licence

    UEFA
    B Licence
    2017

  • United States Soccer Federation: F Licence

    United States Soccer Federation
    F Licence
    2015

  • SFA: 1.3 Children’s Coaching in the Game

    SFA
    1.3 Children’s Coaching in the Game
    2015

  • SFA: 1.1 Early Touches

    SFA
    1.1 Early Touches
    2015

  • United States Soccer Federation: F Licence

    United States Soccer Federation
    F Licence
    2015

  • United States Soccer Federation: F Licence

    United States Soccer Federation
    F Licence
    2015

  • SFA: C Licence

    SFA
    C Licence
    2015

  • SFA: 1.3 Coaching in the Game

    SFA
    1.3 Coaching in the Game
    2014

  • SFA: 1.2 Coaching Footballers 13+

    SFA
    1.2 Coaching Footballers 13+
    2014

  • SFA: 1.1 Development Activities

    SFA
    1.1 Development Activities
    2014

  • Glasgow Caledonian University: BA Social Science

    Glasgow Caledonian University
    BA Social Science
    2014

Career History

  • Airdrieonians FC

    Airdrieonians FC
    U15s Coach
    2016 – Present

  • Partick Thistle FC

    Partick Thistle FC
    Youth Coach
    2015 – Present

  • Hamilton College

    Hamilton College
    Head Coach
    2013 – 2014

  • Clyde FC

    Clyde FC
    Assistant Coach
    2009 – 2010

Key Achievements

  • Lead on the design and delivery at Airdrieonians FC of structured training sessions for the U15s squad, working in line with the manager’s strategies and players’ individual capabilities and fitness levels to facilitate development and success
  • Made a tangible impact on the development of several U15 players, including nine who have progressed to the U17 squad at Airdrieonians FC
  • Work throughout Partick Thistle’s academy in several different capacities, including coaching the 2005 boys and the U16 girls in the junior academy and leading community workshops in schools to encourage and increase children’s participation in football
  • Assisted in coordinating the coaching and performance of the first team competing in the West of Scotland Amateur Second Division, delivering a structured training programme to players aged between 18 to 40 at Craigneuk Amateurs
  • Managed the training of the third and fourth year boy’s teams at Hamilton College within the West of Scotland Schools League, playing a key role in developing and implementing a new philosophy that drove the school on to its most successful season
  • Acted as a key point of contact for any parents who had any issues, queries or concerns regarding their child at Hamilton College
  • Combined playing responsibilities with coaching duties to deliver age-appropriate training to the club’s U10 sides, utilising playing experience to support players development and facilitate their transition from 7-a-side to 11-a-side football at Clyde FC
  • Signed his first pro-youth contract as a player at the age of 12, working up through the ranks of the Scottish game to play for the likes of Livingston FC, Celtic FC and finally Motherwell FC.

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