Hull City are delighted to announce the return of former player Andy Dawson as Lead Professional Development Phase Coach.
The 40-year-old, who has spent the last six years on Scunthorpe United’s coaching staff, including two spells as caretaker manager, will work alongside Academy Manager Jon Beale with the Tigers’ U23s Development Squad.
Dawson earned legendary status during his 10 years in East Yorkshire after playing an instrumental role in the Club’s rise from the fourth tier to the top flight.
The Northallerton-born defender made 317 appearances for the Tigers from 2003 to 2013 – 60 of which came in the Premier League – and captained City on many occasions.
“I’m really excited to be back,” said Dawson, who was named Player of the Year in 2006/07.
“It’s six and a half years ago that I left as a player to start my coaching career at Scunthorpe. I had some amazing times there but it’s nice to get the opportunity to come back to a club I know so well.
“I have amazing memories and it is a bit surreal to be back. Jon Beale is doing a fantastic job with the Academy so it will be good to work with him.
“I can’t wait to get started with the young players and help build on the great job Jon and everyone has done at the Academy.
“I know a good number of young players have trained and been involved with the first team, which is what the Academy is all about – trying to produce players.
“Hopefully, I can be a small part of helping those young players progress to the next stage.”