Cedric English

Cedric English

Dr Cedric English

Lecturer

Biography

My keen interest in coaching research and development comes initially from my practical coaching experience. I have over 25 years of experience as a professional cricket player and coach playing across a variety of environments in the UK, South Africa, New Zealand and Scotland. My previous roles in cricket have included operating as a full-time professional cricket player and coach in South Africa (1992-2000), England (1993), Scotland (1998-2013) and New Zealand (2010). Currently I am a lead International Youth Coach working with the Scottish U17's, 18's and 19's. I have been involved in three u17 European Qualifying events and two U19 World Cups, Bangladesh (2016) and South Africa (2020). I am also a Cricket Scotland Level 3 coach mentor and assessor and a contributing member of the Cricket Scotland High Performance Coaching Group.

My academic qualifications are as follows;
I obtained by my PgCert in Teaching and Learning in Higher Education in 2015 and became a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA). I completed by PhD studies into the South African Cricket Development Pathway Environments in 2017.

My main interests in coaching lie now in the research of effective coaching practice and the development and application of evidence-based coach development and education at elite, elite development and participation levels. I am currently the programme leader for the BSc Developing Athletes through Professional Practice and the BSc Football Coaching, Performance, and Development. My other teaching and research interest include talent development environments, sports organisational culture, leadership, strategic performance management in sport.

My work to date includes collaborations and partnerships with the Scottish Football Association, Scottish Rugby, Scottish Gymnastics, Cricket Scotland, UKSport, Sportscotland, Scottish Volleyball, Scottish Basketball, British and Scottish Handball, Hearts of Midlothian Football Club.

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Foresee the glory and train better: Narcissism, goal-setting and athlete training

Journal Article
Zhang, S., Roberts, R., Woodman, T., Pitkethly, A., English, C., & Nightingale, D. (in press)
Foresee the glory and train better: Narcissism, goal-setting and athlete training. Sport, Exercise, and Performance Psychology, https://doi.org/10.1037/spy0000264
Grandiose narcissism may be debilitative to athlete training because the opportunity for self-enhancement that motivates narcissists to strive is normally absent in training e...

The Acculturation Experiences of Elite Rugby Union Coaches

Journal Article
Hall, A., English, C., Jones, L., Westbury, T., & Martindale, R. (in press)
The Acculturation Experiences of Elite Rugby Union Coaches. International Sport Coaching Journal / ISCJ, https://doi.org/10.1123/iscj.2020-0103
Currently, little is known about how elite coaches acculturate and how they manage their acculturation environment. This study examines the acculturation experiences of elite ...

Final Report: Insight To Parents Of Performance Pathway Athletes In Scotland

Report
Fountain, H., Martindale, R., Andronikos, G., & English, C. (2020)
Final Report: Insight To Parents Of Performance Pathway Athletes In Scotland. Edinburgh: Sportscotland Institute of Sport

Exploring the coach-administrator relationship within the SA cricket development environment

Journal Article
English, C., Nash, C., & Martindale, R. (in press)
Exploring the coach-administrator relationship within the SA cricket development environment. European Sport Management Quarterly, https://doi.org/10.1080/16184742.2020.1749689
Research question: The increased competitive demands placed on modern sports organisations, intensifies pressures on coaches to produce positive results. These factors may in...

Performance strategies’ moderation of the interaction between adaptive and maladaptive narcissism on athlete training

Presentation / Conference
Zhang, S., Roberts, R., Pitkethly, A., & English, C. (2019, November)
Performance strategies’ moderation of the interaction between adaptive and maladaptive narcissism on athlete training. Presented at BASES Conference 2019, Leicester
Literature suggests that grandiose narcissism may be debilitative to athlete training because the opportunity for self-enhancement that motivates grandiose narcissists to stri...

The effects of structural change: An investigation into the South African cricket development pathway

Journal Article
English, C., Nash, C., & Martindale, R. (2018)
The effects of structural change: An investigation into the South African cricket development pathway. International Journal of Sport Policy and Politics, 10(2), 371-391. https://doi.org/10.1080/19406940.2018.1434811
Sports organisations face immense challenge, both structurally and organisationally, in coordinating talent development processes. This complex interaction may be exacerbated...

A qualitative exploration of the South African cricket development environment

Thesis
English, C. V. A qualitative exploration of the South African cricket development environment. (Thesis)
Edinburgh Napier University. Retrieved from http://researchrepository.napier.ac.uk/Output/978840
It may be argued that there are fewer sporting environments where politics and sport are so intertwined, however having undergone significant socio-political changes and devel...

Learning Through Communities of Practice in Sports Coaching

Book Chapter
Nash, C., & English, C. (2015)
Learning Through Communities of Practice in Sports Coaching. In C. Nash (Ed.), Practical Sports Coaching (242-255). Abingdon: Routledge
Nash, C., & English, C. (2015). Learning Through Communities of Practice in Sports Coaching. In C. Nash (Ed.), Practical Sports Coaching (242-255). Abingdon: Taylor & Francis ...

Coaches Outside the System

Report
Nash, C., Sproule, J., Hall, E., & English, C. (2013)
Coaches Outside the System. Edinburgh: sport coach UK
The University of Edinburgh was commissioned by sport coach UK to investigate coaches outside the system. The aims of this research were twofold: 1. To design a template for c...

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