First Team Manager Brian Kerr
Brian Kerr started his career with Newcastle United. He won three caps for Scotland under the management of Berti Vogts. When Kerr was released by Newcastle in 2004, he signed for his home town club Motherwell, despite having attracted interest from Bundesliga club Borussia Dortmund. His career then suffered a major setback when he damaged an anterior cruciate ligament in a pre-season friendly, causing him to be out of football for almost nine months. Kerr re-established his place in Motherwell’s first-team squad, and he scored his first goal for the club with a spectacular strike in a 4–4 draw with Celtic in 2005
It was reported by BBC Sport on 12 September 2008 that Kerr was in signing talks with Major League Soccer club Toronto FC. Kerr failed to agree terms with Toronto and then had unsuccessful trial periods with Brighton & Hove Albion and Oldham Athletic. Kerr told the Daily Record during January 2009 that he may have to end his playing career due to his failure to find a new club since leaving Hibs. Soon afterwards, however, new Inverness CT manager Terry Butcher invited Kerr on trial and he was signed on 2 February. He made his debut for Inverness against former side Hibernian in a 2–0 win and scored his first goal against Hamilton.
On 29 June 2009 Kerr signed a contract with Dundee. He scored his first and what turned out to be only goal for Dundee against former club Inverness Caledonian Thistle on 6 March 2010. On 15 October 2010, Kerr had his contract terminated by Dundee due to the club entering administration. Kerr signed for Arbroath in July 2011.
In June 2016, Kerr was appointed as Albion Rovers Development Team Manager, in his first season finishing fourth in the league, many of his development team players progressed through to the first team
On May 8th 2017 Brian Kerr was appointed Albion Rovers Manager for season 2017/18
Assistant Manager: Stuart Malcolm
Malcolm’s career started in 1998 when he signed a professional contract with St Johnstone. He was sent on loan to struggling Third Division side Cowdenbeath. When Malcolm finished his spell at St. Johnstone, he moved south of the border to Plymouth Argyle, where he played extensively in the reserves, although he was unable to make inroads in the first team.
At the beginning of the 2003–04 season, Malcolm signed for Ross County, and he played the first game of his season for the team in the Scottish League Challenge Cup quarterfinal defeat to Inverness. Malcolm helped Ross County consolidate their position in the league during the 2003–04 season.
In February 2005, Stuart departed Ross County to join League of Ireland Premier Division side Drogheda United. Stuart became a regular in the team during the 2005 season and made an immediate impression for the County Louth side. Despite a strong first season at Drogheda United, Stuart’s one-year contract at the Drogs was not renewed and he became a free agent. It did not take Stuart long to find a new club as he signed for newly promoted Premier Division outfit Dublin City in January 2006. At his new club, he again became regular in the side and became an integral part of City’s push up the table. Stuart’s career at Dublin City was cut short as the club went out of existence in July 2006 due to financial difficulties.
He then returned to Scottish football by signing for Alloa Athletic. During March 2007, Malcolm left Alloa and signed for Montrose, but he was released by Montrose at the end of the season.
Immediately after his release from Montrose, Malcolm returned to Irish football by agreeing to sign for Eircom League First Division outfit Shelbourne. The deal was brokered by Malcolm’s former manager at Dublin City, Dermot Keely, who was then manager of Shels. Keely brought Malcolm to Tolka Park to help add much needed experience and bite to the Shelbourne side who were struggling in their first season in the FAI First Division after the Tolka Park outfit’s demotion to the second tier of Irish football. Stuart made his Shelbourne debut in a 1–0 victory against Wexford Youths at Tolka Park on 6 July 2007. He soon scored his first Shelbourne goal during a 5–2 victory over Kilkenny City at Buckley Park. After making 17 appearances for Shels, Malcolm departed in January 2008 to join Finn Harps.
In the summer of 2009, Malcolm signed for Third Division side Forfar Athletic. In the summer of 2010 he signed for Arbroath and was captain of the team during his three seasons with the club. He returned to Forfar in July 2013, and at the end of the 2014–15 season, left Forfar and signed for Scottish League One rivals Stenhousemuir. After one season with the Warriors, Malcolm returned to Station Park in May 2016 for his third spell with the Scottish League Two side.
Head of Sport Science: Mark Farrell
Management the high-performance environment at the club Mark has the necessary experience to support the performance goals of the management team. By managing the sport science and provision, ensuring the highest level of scientific strategies are attainable Mark will be a real asset. Developing physiological performance levels of each player through innovative and individualised specific programs through performance driven coaching, will support the players and teams collective development goals.
Along with match and player performance analysis, assessing strengths & weaknesses in performance, identify areas for future development. Mark’s challenge will be to plan, structure and deliver all aspects of a squads individual training methods.
Mark has extensive qualifications with a PHD and Bachelors degree gained at the University of West of Scotland.
As part of Marks experience he has worked at both the SFA and Kilmarnock Football.
Head of Physiotherapy and Injury Prevention: Jonny McGurk
Along with his day job working for the NHS Jonny is responsible for injury prevention, treatment and rehabilitation of the Albion Rovers Squads. Working closely with Head of Sports Science Jonny will help provide individual and collective programs to support the clubs performance goals.
Match and Player Analytics: Michael Gallacher
Michael is fairly new to the analytics side of the game with his background being in coaching, completing SFA badges and actively coaching in the local community. He has completed a degree in Sports Coaching from the University of the West of Scotland and is currently preparing to complete his honours, then a masters degree in sports performance analysis.
Having worked within the discipline of premier league academies Michael is responsible for first team analytics and opposition analysis and will deliver this information to the coaching staff. Furthering his knowledge and experience with Albion Rovers will be invaluable to the club.