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Dr Andy Cale

Director of Coaching and Principal Lecturer in Sports Coaching Science (Football)

School of Sport & Exercise Science

Contact Details


tel: 01905 855303

Andy has a wide and vast experience in Higher Education, Sports Coaching and Sports Psychology. He has worked in Professional Football as a Sports Psychologist, has managed and coached in the Champions League, has worked for the Football Association as Head of Player Development and Research and worked as a Senior Football Manager in Qatar for the 2022 World Cup. Andy uses all these different experiences to help students learn and develop as people and coaches.


  • PhD in Sports Psychology, Loughborough University
  • Msc in Sports Science, Loughborough University
  • BSc in Physical Education, Sports Science and Recreation Management, Loughborough University
  • UEFA Pro Licence Holder 
  • Tutor Advanced Youth Award


Teaching & Research

Teaching & Research

Teaching Interests:

  • Sports Coaching and Coach Development

Research Interests:

  • Curriculum development and the production of Coaches Coach
  • Development and Mentoring Decision making of Coaches
Professional Bodies

Professional Bodies

  • The FA Licenced Coaches Association
  • The Professional Football Coaches Association


Psychology for Football (2004), Momentum in Soccer (2010),

Advances in Coach Education and Research (2015)