Alan Johnston
Manager - Allan Johnston


      Allan started off his playing career at Hearts and enjoyed six years there before moving on to Rennes in France in 1996. After a year in France Johnston signed for Sunderland where he spent 3 years including loan spells at Birmingham City and Bolton Wanderers.

      Allan was a member of the Sunderland squad which won the English First Division title in 1999 securing their promotion back to the Premiership. Allan made his international debut in 1999 and went on to make 18 appearances for Scotland between 1999-2002.

      In the summer of 2000 Allan returned to Scotland joining Rangers on a free transfer, while at Ibrox he played in the Champions League before moving on to Middlesbrough in August 2001 in a deal which cost the Teeside club £600,000. Allan suffered an injury in his first season at Middlesbrough and was loaned to Sheffield Wednesday for the 2002-03 season.


      In the summer of 2004 Allan was on the move again and joined Kilmarnock. Soon after joining the Club Allan became a key part of the squad with the highlight of his stay at Kilmarnock being the run which got the team to the Scottish League Cup Final in 2007. 

      Kilmarnock also achieved two 'top six' finishes in 2006 and 2007 gaining a reputation for playing entertaining football during this period. In 2009 after five years at Rugby Park Allan left the Club after his contract expired.

      After leaving Kilmarnock Allan spent the 2009-10 season at St Mirren before moving on to Queen of the South in the summer of 2010. While at the Dumfries side Allan took on a role firstly as player coach before being appointed player manager in May 2012.

      During the 2012-13 season Johnston led Queen of the South to a historic double winning the Second Division title and the Challenge Cup. Allan's managerial achievements during the 2012-13 season were recognised when he was voted PFA Scotland Manager of the Year.  

      In June 2013 Allan returned to Kilmarnock as manager signing a two year deal.

Alan Robertson
Under 20 Coach - Alan Robertson

      Alan made his debut for Kilmarnock in 1972 after joining from Troon Juniors and went on to become the Club's record appearance holder making 607 appearances over a seventeen year period.

      Alan played under six managers and experienced four promotions and four relegations during his time as a player and was rewarded with a testimonial match in August 1988 against Rangers which was attended by 9,649 supporters.

      After so many years of service as a player Alan went on to work for Kilmarnock as a youth coach before becoming Head of Youth Development.

      In 2004 Alan led Killie to victory in the Scottish Youth Cup beating Rangers 1-0 in the final at Rugby Park. In 2013 Alan took on a new role as U20 Coach.


Paul McDonald

Academy Director - Paul McDonald

      Paul started his playing career at Hamilton Academical and spent seven years there making 215 appearances before moving on to Southampton in 1993 for a fee of £75,000.

      After three years at Southampton which included a year long loan spell at Burnley Paul moved to Brighton & Hove Albion for a fee of £25,000 before returning to Scotland with Dunfermline in 1998.

      After a short time at Dunfermline Paul moved onto Partick Thistle and Greenock Morton before finishing his playing career where it started at Hamilton Academical.

      After retiring from playing Paul worked at Hamilton as Youth Development Manager before becoming the SFA Community Coach at Kilmarnock in 2003. In 2013 Paul became Academy Director.


Billy Thomson

Goalkeeping Coach - Billy Thomson

      Billy started his career at Partick Thistle but it was at St Mirren where he established himself as a first choice goalkeeper.

      During six years at St Mirren Thomson made 206 appearances and was capped 7 times by Scotland before moving on to Dundee United in 1984.

      While at Tannadice Billy was part of the team which got to the UEFA Cup Final in 1987 and was also a Scottish Cup runner-up on two occasions.

      Billy joined Motherwell in 1992 and spent two years there before moving to Rangers, after a two year spell at Ibrox he finished his playing career at Dundee retiring in 1997.

      After retiring as a player Billy moved into coaching with Dundee before returning to Rangers as a goalkeeping coach in 2001. Billy left Rangers in 2007 and joined Kilmarnock after a short period without a club.


Alex MacQueen

Head Physiotherapist - Alex MacQueen
(MSc BSc(Hons) MCSP SRP DSM FA.dip)


Crawford Quinn

Assistant Physiotherapist -  Crawford Quinn


Andrew Leishman

Sports Scientist - Andrew Leishman


PETER LOGAN

Kitman - Peter Logan