John had an illustrious junior playing career, most notably with his hometown team Arthurlie and Glenafton with both of whom he won the Scottish Junior Cup with scoring goals in each final.
His managerial coach started as coach at Johnstone Burgh then as assistant manager at Arthurlie, then Beith before becoming manager of Beith in 2008.
Winning the club the West of Scotland Cup in his first full season, narrowly missing out on the league and winning the title by a record no of points the following season to take Beith into the senior Scottish Cup culminating in a 3rd round replay with Airdrie Utd.
Andy joined the club as goalkeeping coach last year to fill a void that was previously there to help the two goalkeepers prepare for games.
Stevie had a great career as a player, winning the Scottish Junior Cup with Arthurlie in 1998 and being capped by Junior Scotland. He then moved to Clyde as part of the junior revolution & was a fan favourite there before moving on to Hamilton Academicals. He returned junior to Arthurlie & followed Frank Lynch to Beith in 2006 and was John Craig's regular strike partner that season. He joined the coaching staff the following season and only played 1 game where he ended up breaking his leg at Arthurlie. There was a short playing comeback at Neilston after leaving Beith when John Millar resigned in 2011.
Derek was a forward in his playing days and his day job was an armed forces fitness trainer so needless to say the Beith boys fitness levels should be good. Derek only had a short spell as a player at Beith as injury unfortunately finished his career but the one goal he scored was a vital one against promotion contenders Vale of Clyde that season which proved to be the winner in a key game. Derek joined the coaching staff and has been a key member of the coaching team. Derek left initially but then returned to the club when Frank Lynch did in November 2012 and remained when John came back.
Tam was a coach at Cambuslang Rangers and is father to ex Kilbirnie & Pollok player Stevie Miller. A highly motivating coach who also had a good junior playing career in his day.
Iain is a local man, who grew up and went to school in Beith and is highly regarded by the club for his excellent physio work.
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