Craig Fagan

  • Date Joined: 4th April 2017
An ambitious and forward thinking young football coach who is keen to apply his years of experience playing at the highest levels of the English game to positively impact the next generation of emerging talent.

Learned under successful managers including Peter Taylor, Phil Parkinson, Phil Brown, Nigel Pearson, Iain Dowie and Billy Davies, developing a well-rounded perspective on how to nurture players and build competitive teams in line with the demands of modern football. This was successfully utilised at Brunei DPMM FC - where as U19 Head Coach he built the squad from the ground up and was able to win the first competition they ever entered - and in his current role at Southend United FC.

Possesses a strong personal drive, experience in video and performance analysis, the capacity to lead 1-to-1 and group fitness sessions as a qualified personal trainer, and an extensive network of contacts within the game - offering a valuable addition to an academy structure in the continual development of elite young players capable of excelling in senior football.

*Has also provided commentary and analysis into football for the Hull City AFC website as well as readio stations talkSPORT, BBC Radio Humberside and Viking FM
Craig Fagan


  • UEFA: A Licence

    A Licence

  • Premier Training International: Level 3 Personal Trainer

    Premier Training International
    Level 3 Personal Trainer

  • UEFA: B Licence

    B Licence

Career History

  • EDSV Academy

    EDSV Academy
    Development Squad Coach
    2017 – Present

  • Virgin Active

    Virgin Active
    Personal Trainer
    2016 – Present

  • Southend United FC

    Southend United FC
    U16 Coach
    2016 – Present

  • Brunei DPMM FC

    Brunei DPMM FC
    Assistant First Team Coach/U19 Head Coach/First Team Video Analyst
    2015 – Present

  • Brunei DPMM FC

    Brunei DPMM FC
    2015 – Present
    Appearances: 3

  • Bury FC

    Bury FC
    2013 – Present
    Appearances: 11 · Goals: 1

  • Bristol City FC

    Bristol City FC
    Player (Loan)
    2003 – Present
    Appearances: 7 · Goals: 1

  • Gillingham FC

    Gillingham FC
    2013 – 2014

  • Bradford City AFC

    Bradford City AFC
    2011 – 2012
    Appearances: 35 · Goals: 8

  • Hull City AFC

    Hull City AFC
    2008 – 2011
    Appearances: 67 · Goals: 5

  • Derby County

    Derby County
    2007 – 2008
    Appearances: 47 · Goals: 2

  • Hull City AFC

    Hull City AFC
    2005 – 2007
    Appearances: 84 · Goals: 15

  • Colchester United FC

    Colchester United FC
    2003 – 2005
    Appearances: 84 · Goals: 24

  • Birmingham City FC

    Birmingham City FC
    2002 – 2003
    Appearances: 4

Key Achievements

  • Personally built the U19 squad at Brunei DPMM FC from the ground up with the assistance of Steve Kean as the club had no youth teams below the first team before 2015
  • Led the U19s to win the very first ever competition that they entered, winning the Politeknik Brunei College tournament
  • Played a key role in the development of the U19 captain as he made the progression to the first team squad
  • Signed by then Championship leaders Derby County in 2007 for a fee that rose to £1m, helping the club win the play-off final against West Bromwich Albion to secure promotion to the Premier League
  • Joined Hull City on loan in 2008 and helped the club win promotion to the Premier League with a 1-0 win over Bristol City at Wembley in the play-off final, personally winning back-to-back promotions
  • 22 appearances for Derby County and 47 appearances for Hull City in the Premier League from 2008-2011
  • Secured automatic promotion to the Championship with Hull City after finishing second in 2004/05
  • Scored the equalizing goal against Bolton that secured Hull’s Premier League safety in 2008/09
  • Recorded the most assists for Hull City in 2005/06 and 2006/07, despite leaving in the club to join Derby County in January 2007

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