Sports Coaching alumnus lands a role at AS Monaco
Sports Coaching graduate, Aaron Briggs’ career is going from strength to strength after landing a role at French football club, AS Monaco.
Aaron graduated from the University of Central Lancashire’s BA (Hons) Sports Coaching degree in 2008 and went straight to work at Preston North End F.C. in a full-time role, after working with their first team part-time during his final year of study.
Following his time at North End, Aaron spent four seasons at Tottenham Hotspur F.C. where he was offered the opportunity to work with the U18s and progressed to work as Head of Analysis. He then went to Manchester City F.C. to lead the Academy Performance Analyst Department before being promoted to first team Performance Analyst.
Aaron now works for AS Monaco as the Tactical Analyst Coach where he oversees the full coaching analysis process. This begins with detailed analysis in the meeting room through to the training pitch and then to match day. Aaron said: “Having full visibility of the game plan from creation to delivery and then to the match fascinates me.
“Working alongside expert coaching staff and a forward-thinking club who are open to new ideas to drive our performance forward has been a great learning opportunity for me. All the experiences and learning from my previous clubs I feel is now being put into practice and this is a very exciting time to be involved with AS Monaco.”
Aaron looks back fondly on his time at UCLan and the on the job experience which enabled him to succeed in his chosen career path. When asked what advice he would give to prospective students, he said: “Follow something you're passionate about and study something you're passionate about rather than something you get pushed towards. Work hard and opportunities will come.”