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Malcolm Arnold OBE

DLC Physical Education (3 Yr Dip), 1961

Malcolm attended Loughborough College to study PE with Geography in 1958 and graduated in 1961. Upon graduation he taught Physical Education at Marple Hall Grammar School in Cheshire between 1961 and 1964 before taking on the role as Head of PE at Rodway School, near Bristol, where he remained until 1968.

Malcolm has since spent his coaching career working in athletics, first becoming Director of Coaching for Uganda (1968-72) and then National Athletics Coach for Wales in 1974. He fulfilled this role until 1994 when he became head of Coaching and Development at the British Athletic Federation before, in 1997, becoming Executive Director of Performance Athlete Services Ltd.

In 1989 Malcolm moved to the University of Bath as Head Coach of Track and Field before his appointment as Performance Manger to the UK Athletics High Performance Centre at the University, a post he held for 10 years. Throughout this time Malcolm was heavily involved with a number of Olympics (12 to date), World and European Athletics teams and in 2009 was granted the title of National Coach (hurdles) for UK Athletics.

Many International athletes owe their success to Malcolm including John Akii-Bua, Colin Jackson, Kay Morley, Mark McKoy, Jason Garder, Dai Greene and Elidh Child.

Currently working as UK Lead Hurdles Coach. Malcolm was awarded an OBE for his service to athletics in 2012 followed by an Ed.D. (Hon) by the University of Bath in 2013.