Hartpury College

Meet the Coaches

Hartpury's elite sport coaching team offer our athletes a wealth of experience working within talent development; bringing together different areas of specialist and professional knowledge to offer student athletes first-class coaching and support. 

The Hartpury sport team have the perfect skillset and industry-specific expertise to ensure that you improve as an athlete during your time with us. 

Each individual sport has a select group of staff designed to improve you as an athlete, including your head coach, strength and conditioning coach, rehabilitation staff as well as human performance, sports pyschology, lifestyle management and nutrition experts. 

You can find out more about each member's expertise by clicking below: 

Tom Radcliffe

Director of Elite Sport

Tom leads on our elite football, golf, netball and rowing programmes and also acts as Director of Football at Hartpury.

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John Barnes

Director of Rugby

John is a former Clifton Rugby player who also enjoyed spells playing professionally in Italy and with Henley Hawks. Prior to joining Hartpury in 2011 he was Academy Coach with Bristol Rugby. 

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Marc Richards

Deputy Director of Elite Sport

A Hartpury graduate and someone who knows Hartpury Sport inside out, Marc is a former Cheltenham Town professional and previously ran our senior football programme, until stepping up to the role as Deputy Director of Elite Sport.

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Paul Tassell

Junior Football Manager

Paul is another coach who knows Hartpury Football inside out after also spending a very successful time playing and studying at Hartpury College. He was part of the back to back British University Championship winning sides in 2007 & 2008.

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Tom Pattichis

Rowing Head Coach

Tom is a UKCC Level 3 qualified rowing coach with extensive experience who has overseen the Hartpury 'Start' programme since it's inception in 2010.

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Owen Satterley

Athletic Peformance Manager

Owen is a UKSCA and NSCA accredited Strength and Conditioning coach with previous experience of working at Gloucester Rugby as an S&C coach.

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Richard Collins

Sport Psychologist

Richard is Hartpury Sport’s Sport Psychologist. He works with our elite athletes to improve and develop the mental aspects of sports performance.

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