Sports Performance Manager
Craig has been in post as Sports Performance Manager since 2018. He joined the team back in 2001 and became High Performance Coach for Badminton in 2007. Having been part of the school of sport team for over 20 years, Craig has a true understanding of what it takes to gain success within our programmes and is now working hard to provide clear pathways and opportunities for our current pupils.
Within his role as High Performance Badminton Coach he has supported over 100 National Champions and countless British and International Champions and European Medallists. In addition to these successes, Craig has led the programme and been proud to see a number of former pupils achieve International Representation at European, Commonwealth, World and Olympic levels.
As an athlete former International badminton player, Craig travelled the world for almost 15 years and reached an all time high of World no. 22 in Mens Doubles. During this time Craig won 76 International Caps and competed in European and World Championships as well as representing Scotland at the 1998 Commonwealth Games in Malaysi and 2002 Manchester Commonwealth Games, winning a Bronze Medal in the team event.
Craig has travelled extensively throughout Europe and Asia has gained International Coaching Experience in countries including China, Denmark, Sweden, Netherlands and Spain. Craig has been involved with BADMINTONscotland as a Junior Coach at Quadrangular and International events as well as spending time on their Management Board and worked also for Glasgow City Council as a Racquet Sports Development Officer.
In 2010 Craig was part of the School of Sport delegation that visited Zambia to arrange a pre-Olympic Training Camp 2012 for their National teams and led the badminton camp in Glasgow which involved preparation of Zambian players for the All African Games.
In 2014 Craig traveled to the Chinese city of Dalian to organise a twin city exchange with Glasgow and spent time travelling through three major cities and discovering badminton programmes in China.
- Commonwealth Games Team Bronze Medal Winner in Manchester 2002
- Commonwealth Games Team Member 1998 ( Malaysia), 2002 ( England)
- 76 International Caps
- Highest World Ranking: 22 in Men’s Doubles
- Austrian International Men’s Doubles Champion 1998
- Canadian International Men’s Doubles runner-up 1999
- Irish International Men’s Doubles Champion 2000
- Nationals Men’s Doubles Champion 1996, 2000, 2001, 2004, 2005
- Nationals Mixed Doubles Champion 2002, 2004
- National Championships Singles Runner-up 2003
- Scottish Invitation Singles Champion 1999, 2002
- World Championships Team 1993, 1995, 1997, 1999, 2001, 2003, 2005
- European Championships Team 1992, 1996, 1998, 2000, 2002, 2004
- Thomas Cup Team 1996, 1998, 2000, 2002, 2004
- Former member of the Scottish Institute of Sport