First Team Coaches - Season 17/18

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Gary Naysmith
Manager
Position
Date of Birth 16/11/78
Age 38
Contract Expiry
Joined Club December 2016
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Place of Birth Edinburgh
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Dougie Anderson
Assistant Manager
Position
Date of Birth
Age
Contract Expiry
Joined Club December 2016
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Jim Thomson
Football Development Manager
Position
Date of Birth
Age
Contract Expiry
Joined Club
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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 was the club’s Head of Youth and Community but took up his current role of Football Development Manager in May 2016.

Lee Robinson
Player/Coach
Position Goalkeeper
Date of Birth 02/07/86
Age 30
Contract Expiry May 2018
Joined Club June 2016
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Previous Clubs Rangers, Morton (Loan), QoS (Loan), Kilmarnock, QoS (loan), Ostersunds FK, Raith Rovers, Rangers
Place of Birth Sunderland
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Signed in June 2016 for a third spell at Queens, this time as a player and goalkeeper coach. Robinson’s goalkeeping earned him QoS 2011/12 Player of the Year recognition. His penalty shoot out save separated the sides in the Challenge Cup win against Rangers at Ibrox. Notched his 100th senior QoS appearance in the 5-0 thrashing of Stranraer. Man of the match in the Challenge Cup Final win v Partick for his immense penalty scoring and saving heroics. Profiled in detail elsewhere on this website.

Ryan Wilkie
Physiotherapist
Position Physio
Date of Birth
Age
Contract Expiry
Joined Club June 2017
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Previous Clubs Partick Thistle
Place of Birth
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Physio, Ryan joins manager Gary Naysmith's backroom staff from Partick Thistle to replace Ross Goodwin who has left to take up a position with Kilmarnock Football Club.  

The highly skilled and motivated physio who gained a Masters with Merit at Glasgow Caledonian University has a vast amount of experience in the football environment.  Before joining Partick Thistle in 2015 where he has been working with the development squad as well as assisting with the first team he worked with Cowdenbeath and Clydebank Juniors. He has also gained experience as a sports massage therapist at Hamilton Accies as well as working with Celtic Academy as a coach.  

Ryan is also a former professional footballer who played for Celtic, Liverpool, Scotland Youth side, Gretna and Clyde.  In 2006 he had to turn down the chance to move to MLS Houston Dynamo after suffering injury.

Andrew Lombard
Sports Scientist
Position
Date of Birth
Age
Contract Expiry
Joined Club March 2017
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The clubs sports scientist who joined afer Liam Jukes left the club.

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Ross Goodwin
Position Physiotherapist
Date of Birth
Age
Contract Expiry
Joined Club September 2013
Left Club June 2017
Previous Clubs Kilmarnock
Place of Birth
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Kilmarnock’s former No 2 physio who started his physio career with his home town club Annan Athletic.

Returned to Kilmarnock in the summer of 2017