We are delighted to confirm the appointment of Keith Wright as the new Scottish FA JD Performance School coach for Broughton High School in Edinburgh.
Keith, who replaces Greg Miller in the role, is a well-known figure in Scottish football after a successful playing career.
The striker initially made his name with Raith Rovers before moving to Dundee.
He won the Challenge Cup with the Dark Blues ahead of securing a dream move to boyhood heroes Hibernian.
The Edinburgh native inspired the Hibees to League Cup success, won his one and only Scotland cap and became a firm favourite with supporters until he booked a return to Stark’s Park.
Spells with Greenock Morton, Stenhousemuir and Cowdenbeath followed before Keith was tempted into management for the first time – succeeding Craig Levein as boss of the Blue Brazil.
After leaving Central Park, Keith enjoyed a stint as youth coach at Livingston before finding a long-term home with Midlothian council as Scottish FA Football Development Officer.
A hugely popular and instantly recognisable figure locally, Keith now has the opportunity to help shape the Scotland stars of tomorrow.
He said: “It’s a new challenge for me and one I’m really looking forward to taking on.
“I appreciate the chance I’ve been given to work with these elite young players, and I want to do my best to help them fulfil their potential.”
Malky Mackay, Scottish FA Performance Director, said: “I am delighted to welcome Keith to his new position within the Scottish FA.
“It is important that our most talented young players work with the best coaches and Keith is certainly in that bracket.
“From his experience as a player to his obvious enthusiasm and expertise as a coach, I’m confident he can help the participants achieve their potential.”