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: James Parris
Dunfermline GP James joined Rovers in summer 2015.
The popular Bermudan came to Scotland to study medicine at Aberdeen before moving to Fife with his family and provides medical cover at home matches.
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 away matches.
Sports Therapist: Stuart Phin
Stuart joined Raith Rovers in summer 2015 from Inverness Caledonian Thistle.
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.
Sports Scientist: Dave Sykes
Dave joined the backroom team in September 2016 on a part-time basis having previously worked with former Manager Gary Locke at both Kilmarnock FC and Hearts.
Dave, who is responsible for players physical development, holds an applied PhD in Sports Science and is both a BASES Accredited Physiologist and UKSCA Accredited Strength and Conditioning Coach.
In addition to his work with Raith, Dave currently lectures at the University of Edinburgh, tutors for The Scottish Sports Council and provides applied support to a number of National Governing Bodies including Scotland National Youth Football squads.
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.