The name Platt has been synonymous with Irish League football for decades.
Goalkeeper Jim, who enjoyed a distinguished career with Middlesbrough, began and ended his playing days at Ballymena United and Coleraine respectively. He was also part of the Northern Ireland set-up for a decade, winning 23 international caps.
His brother John is still held in high esteem at Cliftonville, where he was a member of the team that won the Irish Cup back in 1979.
Probably the lesser known of the three brothers is David, who played at full-back for Larne and Coleraine. It was hardly surprising his son, David junior, kept it in the family by joining the Bannsiders in the 1990s.
"I suppose I'd big boots to fill," quips David.
"My uncle Jim had a fantastic career in England. He played almost 500 games at the highest level. He would have had more caps for Northern Ireland only for big Pat Jennings.
"John is still a favourite at Cliftonville. He was inducted into the Cliftonville Hall of Fame, which is a nice honour for him. Dad was with Glenavon, Larne and Coleraine. He played in the same Larne team as Jim Hagan in the mid-1970s."
David began his football journey as an outfield player before becoming a goalkeeper. He explains: "I broke my ankle when I was 14. I had a decent set of hands, so I ended up in goals.
"I couldn't get a game for Coleraine in the Under-16s, so Leonard Wiseman brought me to Cullybackey Blues. The following season, Victor Hunter asked me back to Coleraine. I started off in the Colts, where we had a good side with boys like Graeme Philson, Davy Patton and Tommy McCallion.
"My first game for the reserves was against Cliftonville Olympic at Solitude, then managed by Marty Quinn. It's a big step up from Colts."
When he turned up for training one Thursday night, manager Felix Healy instructed David to train with the first team, much to his surprise.
"I thought nothing of it," he recalls. "I was then pulled in after the session and told that I'd be travelling on Saturday - we were away to Bangor. They were a decent side, it was the Nigel Best era. They had Mark Glendinning, Ricky McEvoy, Stevie Brown and John O'Connor.
"I did play one first-team match before in bizarre circumstances. There was a row over a midweek Cup game against Distillery. Felix lost the head and decided to send the reserve team. They beat us 6-0.
"But my League debut was at Bangor; I did quite well and, even though we lost, I retained my place for the midweek game against Glenavon. They were a formidable outfit - Glenn Ferguson, Stephen McBride and Raymond McCoy up front, the dream team.
"I grew up watching McCoy playing for Coleraine. Spike was in his prime and McBride was hovering around the international side. But we won and I stayed in the team for the remainder of the season.
"Alex Ferguson even made a trip over to see me in an Irish Cup tie at the Ballymena Showgrounds. Obviously there was a Manchester United connection there with the late Harry Gregg."
The following season, David sustained an ankle injury that kept him out for four months. Healy had been replaced by Kenny Shiels and, with Davy O'Hare firmly established between the posts, David found himself surplus to requirements.
"I got a move under the Bosman Rule," he says. "Charlie McKeever offered me terms at Finn Harps. I was signed on the recommendation of Anthony Gorman.
"Roy Coyle tried to sign me for Ards, but Coleraine were looking silly money. That is one regret. I would have loved to have played under Roy. I met him several times and, in my opinion, he was a top, top manager.
"But I enjoyed it at Finn Harps, they were just promoted to the Premiership. We did rather well, we were beating teams we had no right to beat like Shelbourne and Cork City."
After one season, David moved to England, linking up with his uncle Jim at Gateshead. But when Healy attempted to lure him to Derry City, he wasn't permitted to join a third club in the same season.
"I had to go and play with my mates in the Ballymena Premier League for a few months," remembers David. "Then, the following year, I joined Limavady United before Derry came back.
"One of my first games was a charity match against a Republic of Ireland select. The ground was packed to the rafters. We had boys like David Ginola, John Aldridge, Steve Staunton and Shay Given in our side.
"We had a good team - Liam Coyle, Paul Hegarty, Peter Hutton, Gary Beckett, Paul Curran, Darren Kelly, Sean Hargan and Eamon Doherty, but it went sour for Felix and Kevin Mahon took over.
"At the start of the second year, I sustained a back injury. I played on, taking pain killers, but I was visiting specialists. I was given the shattering advice to hang up the boots. I was only there for two years, missing only a couple of games. I had to retire at 24.
"I developed a back condition, ankylosing spondylitis; it's a fusion of the vertebrae. That was in the year 2000. I fell out of love with the game after that. I ended up watching my sister play hockey."
When, some 12 months later, Victor Hunter asked David to lend a hand at Coleraine Colts, he decided to give it a go.
"Although I wasn't fully committed at first, within three months I found myself managing the reserves," laughs David. "The decision was influenced by Marty Quinn, the first-team boss. We'd some great lads - Darren Boyce, Stephen Dooley and Howard Beverland.
"I started enjoying the game again and completed all my coaching badges. The club was going through a tough time financially, indeed it was struggling to stay afloat. Marty then asked me to give him a hand with the first team. I didn't think I was ready because I was younger than some of his players.
"Marty encouraged me to take the warm-up ahead of the 2003 Irish Cup Final against Glentoran. The players were so professional, they could have done it themselves. His team talk that day blew me away. There was no way that team was going to be beaten. The hair was standing on the back of my neck - and Marty hadn't any notes. It was all from the heart.
"The following year, he asked me on board as assistant boss. The club was struggling financially. Most of the big names left. Credit to Marty, he kept it going and we got through to the 2008 Irish Cup Final, but Linfield were the better team on the day."
When the Bannsiders embarked on an end-of-season trip, Quinn dropped a bombshell - he was quitting.
"He had an offer to move to Bangor," recalls David.
"Marty talked me into applying for the job. I was only 33 and didn't think I was ready for it. I went through the interview process with chairman Hugh Wade and I got the post.
"It was a culture shock. I always focused on coaching, but suddenly I was involved in player negotiations and wages. I didn't know who earned what - I knew nothing about the budget. Once I took the post, it became my business, the job became a different animal for me.
"I had a good assistant manager in Geoff Ferris, a top, top guy. We had Rory Patterson in top form and Darren Boyce scoring regularly. I remember Patterson hitting four goals against the Glens at The Oval. We had top players in Dooley, Stephen Carson and Eunan O'Kane."
But when Coleraine lost the first six games of the League campaign back in 2010-11, the axe came down.
"I was aware there is no sentiment in football," adds David. "It was hard to take at the time. I was from Coleraine, supported the club, wore my heart on my sleeve and put everything into it.
"In saying that, it gave me the chance to kick-start family life. At times my wife Amanda and sons Brodie and Oliver didn't see much of me, so that brought everything into perspective."
÷ David is now back where it all began, having been appointed Coleraine's Junior Academy Director back in August.
÷ During his early days with the Bannsiders, David was on the radar of Linfield boss Trevor Anderson. Even though they went through a series of talks, a move never materialised.
÷ At 35-years-old, he was the youngest manager in Premiership history when he was appointed successor to Marty Quinn at Coleraine in the summer of 2008.
÷ David is the brother of Angela Platt, the former Ireland women's hockey international goalkeeper, who made 75 appearances for her country and appeared in the 2002 World Cup in Australia.