Tom Hendrie

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Tom Hendrie (born 24 October 1955 in Edinburgh) is a Scottish former professional football player and manager. He is married to Sara Hendrie (née Abeeluck).

Playing career[edit]

A midfielder, Hendrie plied his trade at a number of clubs in the late 1970s, Dundee, Arbroath, Gateshead and Goole 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[edit]

Hendrie became manager of Berwick in January 1994 and in his first season he took them to second place in the Scottish Second Division, narrowly missing out on promotion due to league reconstruction. In 1996 he moved to Alloa Athletic and he took them to the Scottish Third Division championship in 1998. In 1999, he took over as manager of St Mirren, and in 2000 guided them to the championship of the Scottish First Division. 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 December 2003, 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.

On 9 September 2014 Hendrie become the new manager of Juniors side Whitburn Junior [1]

For much of his career, Hendrie's involvement in football has been part-time, developing a simultaneous career as a school teacher. He was a maths teacher at Lasswade High School in Bonnyrigg until his appointment at St Mirren. He has since left Paisley and now teaches mathematics at Craigmount High School in Edinburgh.

TV Game Show success[edit]

In 1981, Hendrie appeared with his then wife on the ITV game show 3-2-1, reaching the final round and winning a canteen of cutlery and china dinner service. [1]


Alloa Athletic
St. Mirren
Individual awards


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