Technical Staff

Scott Ruscoe
First Team Manager
All-time current appearance holder during his playing career for The New Saints FC, Scott is a club and league legend and now holds the position of Assistant Manager and retains his Head of Youth role.

Born in Shrewsbury on 15 December 1977, Scott holds the UEFA A License and the Youth A License and is responsible for the day-to-day coaching of the first team.

As a player, Scott started his career at Stoke, moving to Port Vale, Newtown and Chester, before making his move to The New Saints in 2001, where he has remained ever since. He was previously club captain, winning eight League Titles, three Welsh Cups, six League Cups and one Premier Cup. He has made a Welsh Premier League record 30 appearances in Europe for the club in Champions and Europa League matches. He holds three Wales caps, playing for the semi-professional under-23 side earlier in his career.

Scott was awarded Clubman of the Year by the Football Association of Wales in 2014 and was inducted into the Welsh Premier League Hall of Fame in 2015.

Steve Evans
First Team Assistant Manager
Steven James “Evo” Evans is one of the most prominent and most successful players in the Welsh Premier League, a full Welsh international professional footballer who has played for The New Saints of Oswestry Town for 13 years as well as making a total of seven appearances for his country. He was inducted into the Welsh Premier League Hall of Fame in 2013.

He began his career with Crewe Alexandra and West Bromwich Albion. He first joined Welsh Premier side TNS in the summer of 1999 and following an injury joined Oswestry Town to make six appearances before returning to TNS and playing in the title winning sides of 2005 and 2006.

He won the Welsh Premier player of the season award for 2004-2005 and made nine appearances for the Welsh semi-professional side.

He made over 150 league and cup appearances for TNS, before being picked up by Wrexham, where he signed a two-year deal in June 2006. At Wrexham, Evans impressed Wales manager John Toshak and made his international debut for Wales in a friendly against Liechtenstein in November 2006. In September 2008, with Wrexham relegated to the Football Conference, Evans became the first
non-league player to represent Wales for 76 years.

Returning to TNS from Wrexham in 2009, Steve held the position of club captain, where his highlights included playing against Liverpool in the UEFA Champions League and captaining a TNS side in both legs versus RSC Anderlecht.

Steve now combines playing with coaching the first team and works closely with the under-19 scholarship teams, developing young talent in Oswestry.

Ed Harper
Fitness Coach
TNS Strength and Conditioning Coach Ed Harper from North Wales, holds a BSc (Hons) degree in Sport Science with Coaching and an MSc degree in Sport and Exercise Science; Strength and Conditioning. Additionally, he is a fully accredited member of the UK Strength and Conditioning Association.

Harper has worked with a variety of sports people, including GB Boxers and BMX riders at the English Institute of Sport to Sale Sharks RUFC, Wigan Warriors RL and Wales RL.  He has also supported a range of athletes, training toward specific goals, including Howard Webb (2010 World Cup) and former Commonwealth and European Boxing Champion Herol Graham (27 hour skipping marathon).

Graeme Classon
Goalkeeper Coach
TNS Goalkeeping Coach Graeme Classon started his coaching career at Everton Academy at the age of 18, where he spent a total of nine years as a Goalkeeping Coach. He developed goalkeepers including Connor Roberts (Bangor) and Barnsley’s Adam Davies.

During his time at Everton, Classon held the position of Head of Goalkeeping for Everton Ladies and worked with various international players, including Rachel Brown.

Classon has also worked with the Football Association of Wales developing their regional goalkeepers.

He joined the Welsh Champions in 2013 as Academy and Scholarship Goalkeeper Coach, before joining the first team coaching staff in 2014. Classon is currently working towards his B Licence with the Welsh Trust.