The Coaches - Season 15/16
Season

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


Gavin Skelton 29
Player / Assistant Manager
Date of Birth 27/03/81
Place of Birth Carlisle
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Previous Clubs Workington, Barrow, Hamilton, Kilmarnock, Gretna, Workington, Carlisle
Joined Club June 2015
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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
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Position Goalkeeper Coach
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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
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Previous Clubs Kilmarnock
Joined Club September 2013
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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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Previous Clubs Cowdenbeath
Joined Club October 2014
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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
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Jim Thomson
Head of Youth & Community
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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
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Speedy Byers
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Stuart Douglas
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Wullie Gibson
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David Learmont
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Darren Malin
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Ross Newlands
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Warren Pearson
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Martin Thomson
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Eddie Warwick
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Paul Burns
Player/Coach
Date of Birth 18/05/84
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Position Midfield
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Contract Expiry June 2016
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.