Ben Garner is our Global Coaching Mentor

Ben is a world-renowned coach who has been successful at both Academy and First Team levels and also has a proven track record in developing elite young players.

In March 2023, Ben was appointed head coach of English Football League club, Colchester United, following spells as boss at fellow EFL sides Bristol Rovers, Swindon Town and Charlton Athletic. 

Ben also has also coached at both Crystal Palace and West Bromwich Albion, helping them to achieve top 10 Premier League finishes.

He has also worked in the Indian Super League with ATK FC guiding them to the semi-finals of the Indian Super Cup in 2019.

The courses Ben has created with MiMentor will give users never before seen insights, underpinning knowledge and practical sessions from a coach that has worked at the highest level.

Ben said: “MiMentor has the potential to have a significant impact on coaching and performance standards across the sports industry.

“The key is that the core aim is to educate, to support, and to challenge each individual.”


Content NameContent Type
Decision-Making In FootballCPD course
Plan, Prepare, ReviewCPD course
Managing Match DayCPD course
Creating A Coaching IdentityFree CPD course
The Art of Effective CommunicationCPD course
Decision-Making / AwarenessCoaching Practices

Ben Garner
Meet our Global Coaching Mentor, Ben Garner
Watch the replay of our webinar to support grassroots youth coaches around the transition to 7v7 football.
Elliott Ward, head coach with Colchester United's U18s, tells us about his Coaching Role Models in the MiMentor Coaches Coffee Club.
Ipswich Town U18s coach Callum Tongue highlights the consistent approach of first team manager Kieran McKenna and other successful teams.
What Is A CDM?
During Euro 2020 we will be hosting a number of live webinars to look at the technical and tactical approaches that teams adopt during the tournament, in collaboration with our partners Keyframe Sports.
Download the Free Professional Development Planning Tool, from our Coach Mentor Diploma.
Ross Embleton, Colchester United's Head of Recruitment, talked about the subject of Coach Qualities, as well as giving us an insight into his career path in the game.
How can we help players within our team develop composure and effective decision-making for fast, pressurised attacking situations?
In this edition of the MiMentor Coaches Coffee Club, James catches up with Jack Cassidy, Cambridge United Football Club's Senior PDP Coach and Pathways Manager.