Gary Crooks

Overseas Development Officer & Experienced Youth Coach

  • Date Joined: 30th August 2016
A highly motivated and diversely skilled football professional with experience in both directly coaching players of various age groups and contributing to the commercial development activities of an elite level club.

Possesses an outstanding level of knowledge related to all aspects of modern football having also played at academy level in the Scottish top flight, as well as the professional qualifications necessary to have a tangible impact on a club or organisation’s strategy.

A natural leader with experience motivating others in both a business and football capacity, coordinating complex overseas logistics and operations, and overseeing the development of talented young football players.
Gary Crooks


  • University of Stirling: MSc - Sports Management

    University of Stirling
    MSc - Sports Management

  • University of Rhode Island: BA - Communicational Studies

    University of Rhode Island
    BA - Communicational Studies

  • Louisburg College: Associate in Arts

    Louisburg College
    Associate in Arts

Career History

  • Rangers FC

    Rangers FC
    Overseas Development Officer
    2015 – Present

  • St Johnstone FC

    St Johnstone FC
    U17 Coach
    2015 – Present

  • First Point USA

    First Point USA
    Compliance & Clearing Officer
    2014 – 2015

  • St Johnstone FC

    St Johnstone FC
    U13 Coach
    2014 – 2015

  • Boston & Lynchpin

    Boston & Lynchpin
    Co-Owner / Founder
    2013 – 2015

  • PFA Scotland

    PFA Scotland
    2013 – 2013

  • Falkirk FC

    Falkirk FC
    U10 Coach
    2012 – 2013

  • Prudential

    Sales Support Executive
    2010 – 2012

  • University of Rhode Island

    University of Rhode Island
    Internship - Sports Communication Dept.
    2010 – 2010

  • University of Rhode Island

    University of Rhode Island
    Soccer Coach
    2009 – 2010

  • Hibernian FC

    Hibernian FC
    Professional Football Player
    2003 – 2006

Key Achievements

  • Currently working to develop, market and manage various overseas growth strategies at Rangers - securing new business relationships in markets including China and Brazil
  • Contributed to First Point USA winning the inaugural Sports Business of the Year award from the Sporting Chance Initiative in 2015
  • Founded and developed a clothing label - Boston & Lynchpin - based on innovative designs and concepts based around modern society
  • Interacted with players and clubs while working with PFA Scotland to assess players’ satisfaction, with this information later being used to reassess and enhance programmes implemented by the organisation
  • Overall GPA of 3.4 at the University of Rhode Island and made the Dean’s List at both Rhode Island and Louisburg College
  • Named in the Atlantic 10 Men’s Soccer All Conference Team and All Championship Team in 2010
  • Named in the NSCAA All-American Team of the Year in 2007
  • Nominated All-American in 2006 & 2007, and Regional Player of the Year in 2007

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