Tom Hendrie

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Tom Hendrie
Personal information
Full name Thomas Hendrie
Date of birth (1955-10-24) 24 October 1955 (age 67)
Place of birth Edinburgh, Scotland
Position(s) Midfielder / Full back
Youth career
Tynecastle Boys Club
Senior career*
1975–1976 Dundee 2 (0)
1976–1977 Arbroath 3 (0)
1977–1978 Gateshead
1978–1980 Goole Town
1980–1992 Meadowbank Thistle 335 (30)
1992–1993 Berwick Rangers 30 (0)
Managerial career
1994–1996 Berwick Rangers
1996–1998 Alloa Athletic
1998–2002 St Mirren
2003–2006 Alloa Athletic
2013–2014 Craigroyston
2014–2016 Whitburn
*Club domestic league appearances and goals

Thomas Hendrie (born 24 October 1955) is a Scottish former professional football player and manager.


Playing career

A midfielder, Hendrie plied his trade at a number of clubs in the late 1970s, Dundee, Arbroath, Gateshead and Goole Town before settling at Meadowbank Thistle in 1980. Here he made 335 appearances for the club, scoring 30 goals before leaving to join Berwick Rangers in 1992.

Managerial career

Hendrie became manager of Berwick in January 1994 and in his first season he took them to second place in the Second Division, narrowly missing out on promotion due to league reconstruction. In 1996, he moved to Alloa Athletic and he took them to the Third Division championship in 1998. He then took over as manager of St Mirren, and in 2000 guided them to the Scottish First Division championship. [1] However, he was unable to keep them in the SPL and they were relegated the following year. Form was poor in the 2001–02 season, and following a heavy defeat to Inverness Caley Thistle in September 2002, Hendrie was relieved of his duties. He returned to Alloa in November 2003, [2] but was unable to recover the form from his earlier tenure, and was ultimately sacked in January 2006. He worked as a scout for Hearts for the remainder of the 2005–06 season.

Hendrie became the manager of Junior side Whitburn in September 2014. After leading the club to promotion from the Scottish Junior Football East Region South Division in 2015–16, he parted company with the club the following October. [3]

For much of his career, Hendrie's involvement in football has been part-time, developing a simultaneous career as a school teacher. [4] He was a maths teacher at Lasswade High School in Bonnyrigg and Preston Lodge High School in Prestonpans until his appointment at St Mirren. [4] After leaving St Mirren he resumed his teaching career at Craigmount High School in Edinburgh. [2]


Alloa Athletic

St Mirren

Individual awards

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  1. Wilson, Mike (5 May 2001). "Hendrie looks up to a wiser future". The Guardian. Retrieved 20 June 2015.
  2. 1 2 "Hendrie finds things adding up at Alloa". The Scotsman. 28 February 2004. Retrieved 20 June 2015.
  3. Carson, Callum (11 October 2016). "Whitburn on the hunt for new boss after Tom Hendrie is sacked". West Lothian Courier. Retrieved 12 October 2016.
  4. 1 2 Adams, Billy (20 February 2000). "Saints go for maths master". The Guardian. Retrieved 20 June 2015.