Sunderland's McCarron becomes Elite Performance Manager at Premier League

McCarron was Head of Academy Performance at Sunderland

McCarron was Head of Academy Performance at Sunderland

SUNDERLAND'S Dr James McCarron has been appointed to the new role of Elite Performance Manager by the Premier League.

The job has been created to support the Premier League’s “mission of developing more and better homegrown players”.

McCarron will report to Head of Elite Performance Andy O’Boyle, the former Liverpool fitness coach, who was appointed in April. At Sunderland he was Head of Academy Performance for 10 months, and his CV is diverse.

His degree was in kinesiology and exercise science at the University of Texas, while he did his PhD at the University of Lincoln. He then worked as a sports science consultant for Worcestershire County Cricket, before becoming Head of Sport Science Support at Gloucester Rugby.

In his new role, McCarron will be responsible for "leading and assisting on several new and current projects."

Two of them are the National Fitness Testing, Growth and Maturation and Injury Surveillance project, and the Technical Analysis and Benchmarking project for Premier League 2.

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