SCOTSMAN Andy has built his rising reputation in coaching circles on his three learning pillars of soccer, medicine and science.
The 41-year-old UEFA A Licence holder, who also holds a Masters in Sports Science and Sports Medicine, cut his teeth in the coaching world in
the Academy of Scottish Premier League club St Mirren coaching the likes of Aston Villa and Scotland superstar midfielder John McGinn.
He first moved to the USA in 2013 to work with the USSF national 7 aside team and his broad spectrum of knowledge would see him hired by the
USL Championship franchises at San Antonio and Miami FC.
Andy’s stellar body of work alongside San Antonio FC Pro Academy Technical Director Nick Evans saw the club voted the United States Soccer
Federation (USSF) Development Academy Coaching Staff of the Year. In Miami he furthered his education working as an assistant coach and won
all three matches he had in sole charge of the side when the manager was out with COVID-19.
Andy, spent an exciting year with highly rated Nick Montgomery in Australia’s A League with Central Coast Mariners. And he enjoys his most
recent role with MLS Next Academy club Kendall Soccer Coalition as their Director of Methodology.
He is no stranger to the Sarasota soccer landscape, having led the renaissance of neighboring IMG Soccer Academy in his role as Head of
Technical. Now a true student of the game is ready for his next chapter with Sarasota Paradise.