Uni coach recognised with national nomination

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Just five days after being named the Scottish Student Sport ‘Coach of the Year’, Chris Geddes has been nominated for the BUCS’ 2022 award.

The university head coach, in charge of the men’s first and under 20’s football teams, was shocked to learn of his nomination for the British version of the award.

“I never thought I’d be up for anything like this so I’m proud that people have seen the work that goes on.

“To be nominated in a shortlist of five in the UK is a win already for me. It’s been a great couple of weeks for me, but also for my staff and players as without them I don’t get these accolades.

“The season has been very good for our sides, and the awards are good for me but I’m really happy with the recognition for the whole team.”

Geddes was named Scottish Student Sport’s Coach of the Year (Credit: Twitter @CathyTyrone)

Coaches from across the UK completed the British Universities & Colleges Sport shortlist.

Jon Tate (University of Birmingham), Natasha Hunt (Hartpury University), Andi Manley (Loughborough University), and John Armstrong (Queen’s University Belfast) were nominated alongside the Stirling manager.

Geddes led the men’s first team to a 10th place finish in the Scottish Lowland League after defending their BUCS Premier North league title.

In his 99th and final game of the season, Geddes secured a double for his under 20’s side who won the Lowland Development League Conference A title and the SLDL East League Cup.

The 2022 awards will take place at BUCS Conference on July 6th.

Featured Image Credit: BUCS

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