David Garrett takes over from Sean Crighton

Greenock Morton would like to report that David Garrett will be taking over from Sean Crighton as the head of the Morton youth academy pathway.

David became an academy coach in 2012, having successfully set up the youth academy at Drumchapel Amateurs FC. At youth level he played for Celtic Boys’ Club where he was privileged to win all major honours before signing for Dumbarton and playing reserve football for two years.

In 1986 he gained a four-year soccer scholarship at Adelphi University, Long Island, New York where he won New York State honours and made the NCAA quarter finals three times. Thereafter, he attended Leeds University where he obtained a degree in dentistry and has run his own practice in Clydebank for the last 16 years.

He continued to play football at semi-professional level for Wakefield City for four years and then played amateur until the age of 43 for Parklife FC in Glasgow.

And with the departure of Sean Crighton came the opportunity for David to continue his progress at Morton and take over the role which Sean had at the club.

Speaking to gmfc.net, David said: “I have been working with the academy for 7 years and have taken a wide range of age groups during my time here.

“Through hard work and dedication, I have worked hard over the years to attain my coaching qualifications and have recently been appointed Head of Youth at the academy.

“I’m excited with the new challenges that lie ahead and in my opinion, there is no better time to be a youth player at Greenock Morton.

“I am looking forward to working with all the coaches so that we can progress players through the pathway to the first team.”