Craig co-founded CoachOut in 2015 and also sits on the board of other leading sports industry companies. He is a keen sportsman and has played badminton and cricket at a high level. Craig also ran for his country at high school and played for Manchester United as a schoolboy. He enjoyed 10 years of semi-professional football at various clubs across the North West. Craig also holds the UEFA B Licence in football coaching. He launched his first business at the age of 21 and now leads an executive team within the sports sector. He knows the sports coaching industry inside out and is hugely passionate about providing the public with access to the best local coaches on offer.
Michael is a co-founder and our acting Managing Director. Prior to CoachOut, Michael was a professional footballer enjoying spells at Sunderland, Swindon, Sheffield Wednesday and Grimsby Town. He has also represented his country at international level. Since his football career ended, he has worked across disciplines such as; sales, marketing and account management. He holds a BA (Hons) degree in Business Management from Manchester Metropolitan University and is also a fully certified Digital Marketing Professional. Michael is a Level 2 qualified football coach and is currently undertaking his UEFA B Licence. He is also a qualified scout with a City and Guilds qualification in Talent Identification and Match Analysis.
Helen heads up our customer service department and enjoys helping CoachOut clients with any queries they may have. She has worked in customer service for over seven years now including various roles at a number of blue chip organistations. Helen is a keen hockey player and has represented her county in the past. She also enjoys swimming and the occasional game of squash.
Catherine is our most recent recruit and is already a valuable member of our customer service team. She studied Business Administration at Salford University graduating in 2015. She is a keen runner and has recently taken up Crossfit.
Jack is our self-confessed marketing guru. He holds a BA (Hons) in Marketing from The University of Leeds. In his youth Jack played rugby to a very high level, these days when he’s not masterminding CoachOut’s marketing strategy, he can be found on the golf course trying to decrease his handicap.