Manager: Barry Smith
Barry was appointed manager of Raith Rovers on May 30th 2017.
Having made his debut for Celtic at the age of 17 (in 1991) he went on to play almost 500 games in his career (scoring 6 goals) for Celtic, Dundee, Valur (in Iceland), Partick Thistle, Morton & Brechin City as a full back, centre half or defensive midfielder. In addition he also won 5 Scotland u21 caps.
Barry’s first coaching job came in 2008 when he took on the role of u19 coach at Dundee whilst also playing on loan for Brechin. He landed the managers job at Dens Park in October 2010, replacing Gordon Chisholm when the Dees entered administration. He led the team on their 23 game unbeaten run that secured league safety despite the 25 point deduction incurred that season.
The following season Dundee finished second in the SFL First Division, then took their place in the Scottish Premier League in season 2012-13 when Rangers place in the top league had to be filled. Barry left Dundee in 2013 and subsequently joined Alloa Athletic as u20 coach, taking over as manager in January 2014.
In his time as Alloa manager he guided Alloa to the final of the 2014-15 Challenge Cup, before leaving the Indodrill stadium in March 2015 after a run of one win in 13 matches.
From 2015 Barry managed Aldershot in (England’s National League) for a year before moving back to Scotland and East Fife in December 2016.
Player-Coach: Kevin Cuthbert
Barry Smith appointed Kevin as First Team coach at the start of the 2017-18 season.
The former Hamilton stopper, known as ‘The Cat’, was a key member of Hamilton Accies’ promotion winning team in the 2013-14 season where his last actions were saving two penalties in that dramatic and unforgettable Premiership Play Off shoot out at Easter Road in May 2014.
Kevin made over 260 appearances for St Johnstone, Morton, Ayr United and Hamilton, and made his Rovers debut against Inverness Caledonian Thistle in a pre-season friendly on 19th July 2014 although his appearances during the 2014-15 season were hampered by injury.
Kevin established himself as the No. 1 choice in the 2015-16 season and was an ever-present in all competitive games, He was awarded both the Manager’s and Player’s Player of the Year trophies for 2015-16.
In April 2016, Kevin signed a contract extension committing himself to Raith Rovers until the summer of 2018.
Kevin made 24 competitive appearances for Rovers in 2016-17 but missed the final 4 months of the season through injury.
Player-Coach: Scott Robertson
Barry Smith appointed Scott as First Team coach at the start of the 2017-18 season.
Scott began his career with Dundee although made his senior debut whilst on-loan at Peterhead in 2004. He went on to make over 100 appearances for the Dens Park club before moving to city rivals United in 2008. He stayed at Tannadice for four seasons, making over 100 appearances and picking up a Cup Winners medal in 2010. In July 2012 he signed a two year deal with Blackpool but the move did not go well and Scott was released from his contract in January 2013. Scott was signed for Hibernian by former manager Pat Fenlon on a two-and-a-half-year deal. He started 41 of Hibs’ 46 competitive matches in the season 2014-15 and was their third-top-scorer, with six goals. Scott was released by Hibernian in the Summer 2015 and he signed for Romanian club Botosani in June 2015 although only made one appearance. Ray McKinnon snapped up the twice capped Scottish internationalist on 3rd October 2015 until the end of the season, but Scott extended that contract by a year in April 2016.
Head Coach of Player Development Squad: Craig Easton
Craig’s professional playing career started at the age of 17, spending 9 years with Dundee United making over 200 appearances for the Tannadice club. He joined Livingston in 2004 spending a season with the West Lothian club before moving south to join Leyton Orient. He stayed 2 seasons and made 71 appearances before joining Swindon Town in 2007 where he reunited with Paul Sturrock. In 2010 he moved to Southend United and a year later moved to Dunfermline in August 2011. He joined Torquay United in June 2012 and went on to make 21 appearances.
Craig is a UEFA A Licenced coach and has good experience of developing young players at Torquay United’s academy and preparing them to join the senior ranks. Craig is described by former colleagues as the ultimate professional and we are sure he will be an excellent role model for our Player Development Squad.
Club Doctor: Katy Green
Katy studied medicine at Dundee University before returning home to Edinburgh.
She currently works for NHS Fife as an orthopaedic registrar. Katy previously played rugby for Scotland Women and has worked with the Scottish Rugby Union as well as Hearts and Kilmarnock football clubs. She joined Raith Rovers at the start of the 2016/17 season after working with former Manager Gary Locke at Kilmarnock FC and provides medical cover at matches.
Sports Therapist: Stuart Phin
Stuart joined Raith Rovers in summer 2015 from Inverness Caledonian Thistle, having previously worked for Stirling Albion.
The Glasgow–based Sports Therapist is a vital part of the Rovers backroom team, responsible for treating a wide range of injuries on matchdays and at training through the week.
Performance Analyst: Andrew Tannahill
Andrew studied sports coaching at the University of the West of Scotland. He joined Raith Rovers in December 2016 having previously worked with the first team at Queen of the South, and the youth academies at St Mirren and Partick Thistle. His role is to provide both team and individual analysis through match footage and statistics. Andrew is also tasked with providing detailed analysis on upcoming opponents.
Kit Man: Simon Pollock
Lifelong Rovers fan Simon has been employed as Kitman since summer 2015, responsible for all aspects of the players matchday and training attire. He has also served on the committee of the Raith Rovers Football Supporters Club for a number of years.