First Team Coaching Staff

Mark Roberts
Mark RobertsHead Coach

Playing career

Mark’s senior playing career started with Kilmarnock in 1992.  He made 101 appearances for Kilmarnock over 8 seasons before moving to Falkirk in 2000.

Mark had a season at Falkirk, then spells with Airdrie, Shelbourne, St Mirren, Airdrie United before 4 seasons with Partick Thistle where he played 104 games.

In 2009 Mark moved to Ayr United.  He had 5 seasons and played 136 games at Somerset Park before moving on to Clyde then Hurlford United for two season before joining Queen’s Park as assistant head coach in August 2018.

Managerial career

In 2012, Mark was appointed player/manager of Ayr United, a position he held until his departure from the club in 2014.

After leaving a coaching role with Clyde in August 2016, Mark resumed his playing career at Junior side Hurlford United.

Mark left Hurlford United in August 2018 to become assistant manager at Queen’s Park.

Mark was appointed Head Coach of Queen’s Park on 12 October 2018.

James Evans
James EvansGoalkeeping Coach

James started playing football with boys clubs before joining Queen’s Park aged 15. He played for the 15s and 16s before moving to Bolton Wanderers. James also played for Scotland Schools.

James played for Bolton for three years at 18s and reserve level. He then played for Boston United for a short while before returning north.

James then joined Alloa Athletic in 2001 and played for them for 5 seasons. A serious injury to his knee ended his time at Recreation Park. James moved to junior football with Arthurlie for two seasons. Next he had two season with Auchinleck Talbot before a second injury to his knee forced James to retire from competitive football.

James then started to coach the local boys’ club his son placed with. He then moved to Queen’s Park coaching with the 12s squad. He got involved coaching the youth goalkeepers and has been on the DaVinci trips coaching keepers for the past two seasons.

James has completed his goalkeeping certificate, intermediate certificate, basic licence and is undertaking the UEFA B licence before completing his full goalkeeping licence.