Staff

Steve Brennan

Steve is our director having founded the Scarborough Football Scholarship in 2015.

He has a UEFA B coaching licence and a Level One in goalkeeper coaching and FA Psychology. Steve has managed in the Northern Counties League and has also taken charge of Scarborough Athletic Reserves.

Steve is currently studying towards a Degree in Sports Science.

Denny Ingram

Denny is qualified as a Football Coach as well as Semi Professional soccer manager. He is working towards his UEFA B Licence.

He made 228 first-team appearances in the EFL with Hartlepool United and also represented Scarborough FC, Northwich Victoria, Forest Green Rovers, Halifax Town, Harrogate Town, Whitby Town, Scarborough Athletic and Tadcaster Albion.

Denny has spent time as manager at Pickering Town, having previously been a player/assistant-manager with Scarborough FC and Scarborough Athletic.

Ryan Blott

Ryan played for Scarborough FC in the National League North and then went on to become Scarborough Athletic’s all-time record goalscorer, hitting the back of the net over 250 times.

Ryan spent time as player/assistant manager with Pickering Town.

He is currently player/coach and club captain at Scarborough Athletic, working closely with manager Darren Kelly.

Michael Coulson

Michael is a former professional soccer, who is now captain at Scarborough Athletic.

He played a number of Football League games, including a spell at Barnsley, which saw him play in the FA Cup semi-final against Chelsea.

Michael has also played in the SPL against the likes of Celtic and Rangers for St Johnstone.

Martin Dowey

Martin runs the marketing and recruitment department of the Scholarship.

He has over 19 years experience as a journalist, working for the Yorkshire Post, the Sunday Sun and with Yorkshire Regional Newspapers.

He is also the communications director at Scarborough Athletic.

Matthew Butterworth

Matt joins CU Scarborough after completing four years at Leeds Beckett
University as a PhD Researcher in the field of Sport and Exercise Nutrition.
Prior to Matt’s research he has led and developed programmes in Sport and
Exercise Science while specialising in Nutrition and Physiology.

Furthermore, Matt has worked in a range of environments with organisations such as Leeds Rhinos, Carnegie Rugby, England Golf, Professional Boxing, Marathon de Sables athletes and the British Military. Matt has nine years of teaching experience and is recognised as a fellow of the Higher Education Academy.
Matt is currently working with a number of research teams that focus on
healthy and active ageing with a focus on tacking the demographic
transmogrification around the ageing population. Matt has presented his
research via a range of conduits including; published research articles,
published abstracts and conference proceedings.

Leah Ager

Leah is the head sports therapist at the Scarborough Football Scholarship and also sports therapist for Scarborough Athletic.
She is a member of the Society of Sports Therapists, having studied sport therapy injury assessment, injury rehabilitation and manual therapy.

Andy Phillips

Andy has a UEFA B Goalkeeper and Outfield qualification, a degree in Physical Education and PGCE teaching qualification.
He has been teaching for over 20 years and has run his own specialist goalkeeper schools for nine years.

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