Rotherham United have appointed Ross Burbeary as the club’s new interim fitness coach until the end of the season.
The Millers have swooped to appoint the Sheffield-based coach, who boasts spells with the likes of Nottingham Forest, Doncaster Rovers and Sheffield Wednesday on his list of previous employers in the world of football.
Ross can also call upon experience from time with numerous ice hockey clubs in the region, as well as time across the Atlantic with NHL club Buffalo Sabres where he recently served as Head of Science and Conditioning.
A graduate of Salford University and Sheffield Hallam University, with degrees in Strength and Conditioning and Sports Science, Ross joins the Millers first-team staff with immediate effect and will be on hand at Saturday’s game against Blackburn Rovers.
Millers’ interim boss Paul Warne was delighted to add Ross’ services to his coaching staff, whilst admitting that it will be good to have another body on board to oversee the well-being of his squad.
“Ross contacted me about working with us and we met for a coffee and I really liked what he had to say, on top of his impressive CV both in football and other sports,” he told www.themillers.co.uk.
“After chatting it was clear that he was an ideal fit for this football club and I’m thrilled that he has chosen to join us.
“I’d like to think that I know what qualities a fitness coach should have at this football club and Ross ticked all of the boxes. Myself and the rest of the coaching staff are really looking forward to having him on board between now and the end of the season, and it is always refreshing to have another opinion on the training ground"