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.
First Team 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 announced his retiral from playing due to injury in February 2018, to focus fully on the coaching side of the game.
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 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.