Ian Ross's Bio

Ian began his playing career as a youth with Motherwell FC in 1992. After combining football and an electronic engineering apprenticeship for four years, he signed a full-time contract, making his first team debut in a 1-1 draw against Hearts in May 1996.

He signed for St Mirren in the summer of 1999, helping the Paisley club to the First Division title and a return to the SPL the following season, and went on to play for Partick Thistle, Alloa Athletic and Stranraer.

When injury ended his career at the age of 30, Ian returned to education, gaining a BA in Sport and Physical Activity.

He earned coaching experience at the Livingston and Falkirk youth academies, and was appointed Player and Coach Development Officer for the Scottish FA in 2008, delivering the School of Football programme in North Lanarkshire. In 2009 he added the role of University of Stirling First Team Head Coach to his CV, winning the East of Scotland First Division title in his first season.