Tim Coak

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Tim Coak
Personal information
Full name Timothy David Thomas Coak
Date of birth (1958-01-16) 16 January 1958 (age 65)
Place of birth Southampton, England
Height 5 ft 5 in (1.65 m) [1]
Position(s) Full-back
Youth career
Hampton Park School
Southampton Schools
1974–1976 Southampton
Senior career*
1976–1979 Southampton 4 (0)
1979–1982 Salisbury City
1982–1984 Waterlooville
1984–1989 Gosport Borough
1989 Bashley
1989–1991 Gosport Borough
1991–1992 Eastleigh
1992–1994 Aerostructures
1994–1995 Romsey Town
1995 Fareham Town Veterans
*Club domestic league appearances and goals

Timothy David Thomas Coak (born 16 January 1958) is an English retired professional footballer who played as a defender. A full-back who could play on the left or the right, Coak began his career with Southampton and later played for Salisbury City, Waterlooville, Gosport Borough, Bashley, Eastleigh, Aerostructures, Romsey Town and Fareham Town Veterans.



Tim Coak initially joined the Southampton F.C. Academy as an apprentice in July 1974 at the age of 16, before signing professional terms in January 1976. [1] He made his debut for the club on 26 April 1977 in a Football League Second Division match against Orient as a replacement for David Peach, who was away on national duty with the England under-21 side. [2] [1] Coak played a further five games for Southampton in the 1977–78 season, before leaving the club in 1979. [1]

After leaving Southampton, Coak chose to play semi-professionally for a number of non-league sides in the Hampshire area: Salisbury City (1979–1982), Waterlooville (1982–1984), Gosport Borough (1984–1989 and 1989–1991), Bashley (1989), Eastleigh (1991–1992), Aerostructures (1992–1994), Romsey Town (1994–1995) and Fareham Town Veterans (1995). [1] After retiring, he worked in a number of local coaching roles, as well as with the Southampton Centre of Excellence. [1]

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