BSC Glasgow's new Manager and Head Coach | We welcome John Gerald Brogan to our club
Dear Members & Coaches,
Please find below an announcement on BSC Glasgow’s new Manager and Head Coach. I am sure you will want to wish John Brogan and his coaching team well on this new and exciting adventure for BSC.
BSC Glasgow Appointment of Manager
BSC Glasgow is pleased to announce the appointment of John Brogan as manager and Head of Coaching.
John Gerald Brogan (born 9 March 1954) is a Scottish former professional footballer who played for several Scottish clubs in the 1970s and 1980s. Brogan scored 273 goals in all competitions during his career and is perhaps best known for his spell at St Johnstone where he remains the club's record goalscorer.
Brogan began his career at Albion Rovers in 1972, signing from Junior club Blantyre Celtic. He moved to St. Johnstone in February 1977, scoring 6 goals in 15 games to help the Saints avoid relegation from the First Division.Brogan was the First Division's joint-top goalscorer in 1979–80 and in 1982–83, scored 36 goals in all competitions as St. Johnstone won the title and promotion to the Premier Division.
After St. Johnstone were relegated from the Premier Division at the end of 1983–84 season, Brogan remained in the division after signing for Hibernian. The move did not work out however, and after a spell on loan at Ayr United, he joined his hometown club Hamilton Academical in December 1984. Brogan enjoyed a successful spell at Accies under the management of John Lambie and was the club's top scorer in each of his three seasons.
Hamilton were First Division champions in 1985–86 with Brogan winning the divisional player of the year award.
Brogan joined Stirling Albion in July 1987 and was appointed player-manager in January 1989. He guided the club to the Second Division Championship in 1991, a Scottish Cup quarter-final in 1990 and ensured that the team became the highest ranked part-time team in Scotland.
Brogan had a spell in charge of Arbroath between 1995 and 1996. Following his spell at Gayfield, he moved into Junior football, forming a managerial partnership with former Clyde player Martin Clark. The pair took charge of East Region outfit Armadale Thistle in 1996 then moved to Blantyre Victoria a year later, winning promotion for the Vics in 1998.
Brogan and Clark took charge of East Kilbride Thistle in November 1999, with Brogan assuming full control when Clark left to join the Celtic youth set-up in 2002. With East Kilbride, he won the Sectional League Cup in 2002 and promotion from Central District First Division in 2006.
Brogan took over as the manager of Yoker Athletic in 2008 where he remained until March 2014 after leading the club to two successive promotions.
“I am delighted to accept the post of Manager and Head of Coaching of BSC GLASGOW. This is a new and exciting challenge for everyone concerned and I am sure we can provide the foundation for a bright future, which I am looking forward to. After speaking to the club I was left in no doubt of the Clubs ambition, passion and vision. We move forward with anticipation to build a new team and getting our pre-season underway.”
“I am delighted that such an experienced coach and proven winner has accepted the position as Manager and Head Coach at our Club. John has instantly bought into the ethos of the club and understands what it is we trying to do and most importantly has the passion to lead BSC Glasgow into this new era”.