Oliver Russell


 Coaching Licenses

Level 3 – Scottish FA UEFA ‘B’ license

Level 2- Scottish FA ‘C’ license

Level 1.1-1.3- Scottish FA Youth Pathway

Level 1.1-1.3- Scottish FA Children’s Pathway

Scottish FA Club Coach

First Aid trained

Academic Qualifications

BSc Hons Sports and Exercise Science (Sports Coaching) 2:1- Edinburgh, Scotland

HND Sports Coaching- A – Edinburgh, Scotland


Coaching Experience

 Livingston FC Academy Football Coach (June 2014 – Present)I am currently the head coach of the 14s age group within the club. I am responsible for planning and delivery of sessions three times per week, which challenge the players both technically and tactically to increase their ability and understanding of the game. I also coach the players on Sundays for games against other initiative level clubs on a weekly basis.

Scottish FA Community Coach (March 2010 – Present)

I am involved with the delivery of fun and progressive football sessions to various age groups (Ages 5-14) throughout Edinburgh in various primary/ high schools and community centers. Each session is aimed at developing players technical ability within a fun and safe environment. Additionally, I run the Edinburgh region Advanced Player Development Centre, which is a weekly session with the most advanced players from 10-14 in the Edinburgh area.

Scottish FA 2020 Development Centre Coach (August 2012 – June 2014)

I was involved in assisting and delivering this program within Edinburgh. This program was created to develop the elite primary seven pupils (11-12-year-olds) in the area with an aim to progress onto the performance school the following year. This was a weekly session, with the main aim to develop the player’s individual technical ability. Regular assessments were carried out along with each player given homework cards to increase the number of hours they were practicing.

Transatlantic Soccer (California, USA) – Director of Coaching (March 2015- Present)

I am responsible for Programme Coaching Content, Coach Development, and Player Development. This role involves implementing camps in Northern California and coaches delivering the program in line with my coaching philosophy.

Additional to summer camps we currently run the Lafayette Moraga Youth Association (LMYA) fall program. We work closely with the program commissioner to create an environment in which both children and coaches are educated on basic skills to advanced practices.

Eurosoccer Camps (California, USA)- Coach/ Director of Camp (June 2012- June 2014)

Duties involved directing camps of 80+ children on a weekly basis and mentoring coaches. Additional duties included developing coaching manual for company and coach education.

Playing Experience


Professional footballer for Hibernian FC in Scottish Premier League. Captained under 19 team to Scottish League and Scottish Cup double. First team in league outside of Rangers and Celtic to do so.

Represented Scotland National team from U15- U18s during this team competing in UEFA European Championships and Victory Shield