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Tommy Coakley
Personal information
Date of birth 21 May 1947 (1947-05-21) (age 62)
Place of birth Bellshill, Scotland
Playing position Right winger
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
0000–1963 Bellshill Athletic ? (?)
1963–1966 Motherwell 22 (1)
1966–1967 Arsenal 9 (1)
1968 Detroit Cougars 20 (0)
1968–1970 Greenock Morton 44 (8)
Total 95 (10)
Teams managed
Chelmsford City
Maldon Town
Bishop's Stortford
1986–1988 Walsall
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Tommy Coakley (born 21 May 1947) is a Scottish former football player and coach. Coakley, who played as a right winger, made 95 league appearances in a professional career which saw him play in Scotland, England, and the United States. After retiting as a player, Coakley became a football coach.




Playing career

Born in Bellshill, Coakley began his career with local side Bellshill Athletic, before making his debut in the Scottish Football League with Motherwell. Coakley later played in the Football League for Arsenal,[1] and in the North American Soccer League for the Detroit Cougars,[2] before returning to Scotland to play with Greenock Morton. In total, Coakley made 95 league appearances, scoring 10 goals.[3]

Coaching career

Coakley's management career began in the English non-league system, managing clubs including Chelmsford City, Maldon Town and Bishop's Stortford.

Coakley was manager of English league side Walsall between 1986 and 1988.[4]


  1. ^ "Tommy Coakley". Arsenal Football Club. Retrieved 10 August 2009. 
  2. ^ "NASL career stats". NASL Jerseys. Retrieved 10 August 2009. 
  3. ^ "Tommy Coakley". Post War English & Scottish Football League A - Z Player's Database. Retrieved 10 August 2009. 
  4. ^ "Past Managers". Walsall Football Club.,,10428,00.html. Retrieved 10 August 2009. 


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