Brighton staff profiles

Pen pics of Brighton's coaching, science, medicine and analytics staff. To see staff profiles for other clubs, click here.

FOOTBALL EXECUTIVES

TECHNICAL DIRECTOR

David Weir

Nationality: Scottish

The former Scotland captain joined the club in April 2018 as Player Pathway Manager, overseeing the players who were on loan with other teams. Promoted to the new role of Assistant Technical Director in January 2022 before taking the Technical Director role itself in May 2022, having done it on an interim basis since Dan Ashworth left in February 2022.

CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER

Paul Mullen

Nationality: English

Appointed in March 2015 and has responsibility for 'football administration', involving the day-to-day running of the Elite Performance Centre, education, welfare player services, women's football, kit and equipment. Promoted from Head of Football Administration in August 2019.

COACHING

FIRST-TEAM COACH

Andrew Crofts

Nationality: English

Re-joined club in July 2019 as an over-aged U23 player. Then became U21s Head Coach and was interim first-team manager when Graham Potter left for Chelsea (although he didn't actually take charge of a game). Stayed on staff under De Zerbi and is a “conduit” between U21s and first team.

ASSISTANT GOALKEEPING COACH

Jack Stern

Nationality: English

Joined the Seagulls in January 2022 from FC Cincinnati. Worked at West Brom's Academy before moving out to the MLS, and Montreal, in 2014. Joined Cincinnati four years later.

SET PIECES COACH

Nick Stanley

Nationality: English

Joined the club as an intern in July 2012 and rose up the ranks to become Lead Performance Analyst. Has been set pieces coach - the club's first - since July 2019.

MEDICAL AND PERFORMANCE

HEAD OF PERFORMANCE

Gary Walker

Nationality: English

Worked for Manchester United for 11 years, latterly as Head of Strength and Conditioning, before moving to the United States as Director of Sports Performance for FC Cincinnati in March 2019. Joined Brighton in summer of 2024.

HEAD OF MEDICINE

Florian Pfab

Nationality: German

Spent five years as Medical Director and Head Physician at Eintracht Frankfurt before joining Brighton in summer of 2024. Had also had lengthy spells at FC Ingolstadt and Bayern Munich. Is “a specialist in sports medicine, dermatology, acupuncture, allergology, nutrition, manual therapy and chiropractics."

PHYSICAL PERFORMANCE MANAGER

Joshua Hook

Nationality: English

Joined as an inter in July 2010. Made permanent a year later and worked for the Academy until being promoted to the first team in November 2015. Appointed to this new role in September 2019.

PHYSICAL PERFORMANCE COACH

Dominic May

Nationality: English

Worked for Arsenal's Academy for eight years (latterly with the U21s) before joining Brighton in April 2024.

DOCTOR

Tim Buck

Nationality: English

Full-time role is as a GP and has worked for Brighton on a part-time basis since June 2008.

PHYSIO MANAGER

Fraser Young

Nationality: Scottish

Was First Team Physio for Brighton for a short spell in 2015 and returned in 2020 as Physio Manager. Has also worked for Blackburn, West Ham, Rangers and more.

PHYSIO

Jack O'Doherty

Nationality: Irish

Joined from Nottingham Forest as an Academy physio in 2017. Promoted to first-team duties in July 2021.

OSTEOPATH

Mark Kehoe

Nationality: English

Started with the club as a soft tissue specialist in 2015 and appointed osteopath four years later.

PSYCHOLOGY & WELLBEING

HEAD OF PSYCHOLOGY & WELLBEING

James Bell

Nationality: English

Appointed to this unique role (no other club has a performance role dedicated to wellbeing) at the end of 2019/20. Has a rich and varied CV, having worked for UK Sport, the RFU and Cleveland Browns in the NFL.

MENTAL WELLBEING MANAGER

Cara Lea Moseley

Nationality: Welsh

Qualified psychologist who played international netball for Wales from 2006 to 2018, including at two World Championships and two Commonwealth Games. Appointed to this role (another unique one) in April 2020.

ANALYSTS

PERFORMANCE ANALYSIS MANAGER

Eoin Bradford

Nationality: English

With Derby for five years before joining Brighton in July 2015.

COACH-ANALYST

Sam Hudson

Nationality: English

Lead performance analyst in the Academy for almost three years before being promoted to the first team in November 2018. Took on the new role of coach-analyst following Jordan Tribe's move to Newcastle at the start of 2023/24.

PERFORMANCE ANALYST

Jake Sheard

Nationality: English

Joined from Hearts in Scotland in September 2023.

PERFORMANCE ANALYST

Jack Pugh

Nationality: English

Joined the club in August 2015 from West Brom. Initially worked with the Academy before being promoted to first-team duties in August 2022.

PERFORMANCE ANALYST

Calum Johnson

Nationality: English

Worked for Tottenham for six years before joining Brighton in July 2023.

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