MEET THE STAFF - Codsall Community High School
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MEET THE STAFF

Football Academy Staff

Director of Sport – Mr.R.Jones – Email rjo@cc-hs.com
1st team Coach – Mr.P.Shearer
Coaching staff – Mr.T.Scott
Coaching staff – Mr.C.Pitt
Coaching staff – Mr.M.Bainbridge

At Codsall, we have an outstanding team of football coaching staff that have been employed to deliver the Football Academy programme to the highest possible standard. There will be few schools across the UK able to match the experience and qualifications that we are fortunate to have in place at Codsall.

Coach Biographies

At Codsall, we have an outstanding team of football coaching staff that have been employed to deliver the Football Academy programme to the highest possible standard. There will be few schools across the UK able to match the experience and qualifications that we are fortunate to have in place at Codsall.


Courtney Pitt started his career at Chelsea under Claudio Ranieri before signing for Portsmouth. He later played for Luton Town, Coventry City, Oxford United, Boston United, Cambridge United and York City over a 12-year career. He played under Gianluca Vialli, Graham Rix and Harry Redknapp and alongside a multitude of international players.
He joined Codsall as Teacher of Football in April 2015.
 
 
 

Richard Jones initiated the country’s first school based Football Academy at Codsall in 2009 after several years planning, having modelled it on the US-style College Soccer scholarship system having spent time coaching at a major University in Indiana.
He represented Port Vale and several semi-pro teams and has also been Head Coach of both Staffordshire Schools FA and Staffordshire FA representative teams and Stone Old Alleynians in the West Midlands Regional Premier League.
 
 
 

Matt Bainbridge started at Codsall in 2018 having spent many years coaching in the pre-academy at Manchester United, a position that he still holds to this day, part-time.
 
 
 
 
 

Tom Scott joined Codsall in 2015. He is an FA Licensed Course Tutor and delivers coach education to aspiring coaches at venues such as St.George’s Park.
In addition to his teaching and coaching commitments at Codsall he also delivers the Level One and Level Two coaching qualifications to the boys on the Football Academy course.
 
 
 

Peter Shearer joined Codsall in 2012 having had an extended playing career at Birmingham City, Cheltenham Town, Bournemouth, Birmingham City again and finally Peterborough Utd. During his career he played under managers of the calibre of Harry Redknapp, Tony Pulis and Barry Fry.
He has also spent many years coaching in the Academy at Walsall FC and is now 1st team Head Coach at Codsall.
 
 
 
Codsall Community High School – 01902 907560 – Elliotts Lane, Codsall, Staffordshire, WV8 1PQ