Colin Nish

Highly Experienced Coach/Manager

  • Date Joined: 12th April 2018
A forward thinking and focused professional with 18 years’ experience in football, from playing in the Scottish Premier League, English League One and the UEFA Cup, to coaching/managing professional first team and elite academy players at the likes of Hibernian FC, Cowdenbeath FC and Dumbarton FC.

Possesses an in depth understanding of the rigorous demands of professional football both on and off the field, blending lessons learned over the course of a more than 15 year playing and coaching career to effectively motivate and improve a team and player.

An ambitious individual and proven team player with a strong network of contacts in the game and a commitment to enhancing own capabilities in order to lead a team to sustainable success.
Colin Nish


  • UEFA: A Licence

    A Licence

  • UEFA: B Licence

    B Licence

Career History

  • Hibernian FC

    Hibernian FC
    U20 & Academy Coach
    2016 – Present

  • Cowdenbeath FC

    Cowdenbeath FC
    Player / Manager
    2015 – 2016

  • Dumbarton FC

    Dumbarton FC
    Development Squad Manager
    2013 – 2015

  • Dumbarton FC

    Dumbarton FC
    2013 – 2015
    Appearances: 53 · Goals: 5

  • Dundee FC

    Dundee FC
    Player (Loan)
    2012 – 2013
    Appearances: 26 · Goals: 3

  • Hartlepool United FC

    Hartlepool United FC
    2011 – 2013
    Appearances: 19 · Goals: 4

  • Hibernian FC

    Hibernian FC
    2008 – 2011
    Appearances: 110 · Goals: 25

  • Kilmarnock FC

    Kilmarnock FC
    2003 – 2008
    Appearances: 160 · Goals: 46

  • Clyde FC

    Clyde FC
    Player (Loan)
    2002 – 2003
    Appearances: 16 · Goals: 5

  • Alloa Athletic FC

    Alloa Athletic FC
    Player (Loan)
    2000 – 2001
    Appearances: 13 · Goals: 5

  • Dunfermline Athletic FC

    Dunfermline Athletic FC
    1997 – 2003
    Appearances: 24

Key Achievements

  • Currently the 10th highest all-time top goal scorer in the SPL and has previously been as high as 8th on the list
  • Scored both goals in a 2-0 win against Dundee United at Tannadice that secured a 4th place SPL finish and a 2010/11 UEFA Europe League place for Hibernian
  • Scored the winning goal against Alloa Athletic that took Dumbarton through to their first Scottish Cup quarter-final for over 30 years in the 2013/14 season
  • Played a key role for Dumbarton during the 2013/14 season - making 33 league appearances - that helped consolidate their position in the Scottish Championship, finishing in 5th place
  • Played for Hibernian against NK Maribor in the UEFA Europa League

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