The Coaches - Season 15/16

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26. James Fowler
Player/Manager
Position Midfield
Date of Birth 26/10/80
Age 34
Contract Expiry June 2016
Joined Club June 2014
Left Club
Previous Clubs Kilmarnock, Cowdenbeath (L)
Place of Birth Stirling
Sponsors


James Fowler played for Killie from 1997 to 2014 from which he holds the record 402 appearances from any player in the now defunct SPL. He made 460 Killie appearances in all. He was a team mate there of future QoS Managers, Gus McPherson & Jim McIntyre. He also had a 2 month spell on loan at Cowdenbeath in early 2014. He collected three u21 & one 'B' international caps. Fowler captained Killie in the 2012 League Cup Final 1-0 win against Celtic.

Fowler joined QoS as Player / Coach to McIntyre in Summer 2014. After McIntyre's departure and three games as caretaker Fowler was appointed Manager on 30 September 2014. In that first season he took Queens to a play off spot racking up wins against Hibs and Rangers en route & eliminating holders St Johnstone from the Scottish Cup. He is still signed as a player to give extra cover but rarely pulls on his boots to play.

29. Gavin Skelton
Player / Assistant Manager
Position
Date of Birth 27/03/81
Age 34
Contract Expiry June 2016
Joined Club June 2015
Left Club
Previous Clubs Workington, Barrow, Hamilton, Kilmarnock, Gretna, Workington, Carlisle
Place of Birth Carlisle
Sponsors Murray Paterson


Skelton is a former Carlisle United youth trainee. He dropped down to play in England's Northern Premier League with Gretna. He was then with Gretna for 7 years in their meteoric rise and fall after joining the Scottish League. Skelton next spent two years at Killie where he played beside James Fowler. To gain coaching experience he coached the Stirling University team in his spare time while at Killie. He recently managed Workington Reds for a single season taking them to the 2014/15 play offs. He joined QoS as Coach to Fowler in Summer 2015. Like Fowler he is also signed as a player to provide some extra cover.

Kenny Arthur
Coach
Position Goalkeeper Coach
Date of Birth
Age
Contract Expiry
Joined Club August 2014
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A hugely experienced goalkeeper, who made over 400 senior appearances during his career, Kenny is now passing that experience and knowledge on as a coach.

With regular number 2, Jim Atkinson, picking up an injury and none of the youth teams keepers available, Kenny was registered as a player in October 2014 to be sub keeper.

 

Ross Goodwin
Physiotherapist
Position Physiotherapist
Date of Birth
Age
Contract Expiry
Joined Club September 2013
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Previous Clubs Kilmarnock
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Kilmarnock’s former No 2 physio who started his physio career with his home town club Annan Athletic.

Liam Jukes
Sports Scientist
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Joined Club October 2014
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Previous Clubs Cowdenbeath
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The first member of James Fowlers back-room staff, who will also undertake Peformance Analysis work for the club. Liam is a graduate of Edinburgh Napier University and has previously worked with Cowdenbeath FC

Andy Irving
Head of Youth Development
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Jim Thomson
Head of Youth & Community
Position Head of Youth & Community
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Place of Birth Stirling
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First joined Queens in 1997. Ex Division 2 Championship and Challenge Cup winning Captain and Scottish Cup Finalist Captain. Over 350 first team appearances. Granted a 2009 testimonial, he is now the club’s Head of Youth and Community

 

Jason Bassett
Youth Coach
Position Under 19s Physiotherapist
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Speedy Byers
Youth Coach
Position Youth Goalkeeper Coach
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Stuart Douglas
Youth Coach
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Wullie Gibson
Youth Coach
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David Learmont
Youth Coach
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Darren Malin
Youth Coach
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Ross Newlands
Youth Coach
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Joined Club June 2013
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Warren Pearson
Youth Coach
Position Under 15s Coach
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Martin Thomson
Youth Coach
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Joined Club June 2014
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Eddie Warwick
Youth Coach
Position Under 19s Assistant Manager
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Left This Season

Paul Burns
Position Midfield
Date of Birth 18/05/84
Age 31
Contract Expiry June 2016
Joined Club September 2012
Left Club July 2015
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The Ayrshire lad secured his place in club history by scoring the second goal in the epic Scottish Cup semi final win over Aberdeen in 2008. After departing for a season in the SPL with Dunferlmine he returned early in the 2012/13 double winning season. 27 July 2013 against Spartans in the Challenge Cup was Burns’ 300th QoS 1st team appearance. Burns plays either wide right or central midfield.