Head of Academics, UCFB Etihad Campus

Mike has 21 years’ coaching experience working across different levels of the game from professional club academies to semi-professional clubs, and 12 years lecturing experience. He has coached at Manchester United, Manchester City, Preston North End, Blackpool and Wrexham, travelling to and taking coaching sessions in Asia, South America, Europe and the Middle East.

Mike is a UEFA A License qualified coach, a Coach Educator at The FA, an MA in Sports Coaching and is currently studying a Professional Doctorate in Applied Sport and Exercise Science.

Find out more about Mike
Area of expertise
  • Football coaching;
  • Coach education;
  • Talent development.
Teaching & research interests
  • Coaching practice;
  • Coaching philosophy;
  • Coach education;
  • Talent development;
  • Coaching behaviour;
  • Ethnographic research.
Accreditation & memberships
  • Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (SFHEA);
  • FA Affiliate Tutor;
  • FA Coaches Licence club.
Qualifications
  • Studying a Professional Doctorate in Applied Sport & Exercise Science at Liverpool John Moores;
  • MA Sport Coaching, UCLAN;
  • PGCE, UCLAN;
  • BSc (Hons) Coaching Science, Liverpool John Moores;
  • UEFA A Licence;
  • FA Youth Award.
Expertise in industry
  • FA Coach Educator;
  • Academy coaching;
  • Semi-professional league coaching;
  • Lecturing in further education and higher education.
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