Manager: Ian Murray
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Raith Rovers announced the appointment of Ian Murray as the club’s new First Team Manager on a two-year-contract on the 24th of May 2022 following the expiry of his contract at League One side Airdrieonians, where he was the North Lanarkshire side’s Head Coach for the previous four years.
Murray led the Diamonds to successive top half finishes in League One during his time there, including a third-place finish when the Rovers won the First Division in the curtailed 2019/20 campaign. Since then, he took Airdrieonians to successive second place finishes in League One, and in season 2021-22 the Diamonds went on a 23-game unbeaten run before being pipped in the Championship Play-Off Final by Queens Park.
Ian started his managerial career in 2012 at Dumbarton as a 31 year old, spending 2 and a half seasons with The Sons before joining St. Mirren for a 6 month spell.
After 22 months at Norwegian club Asker as Assistant Manager, Ian joined Airdrieonians in October 2018.
Assistant Manager: Colin Cameron
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Rovers legend Colin ‘Mickey’ Cameron was appointed Assistant Manager of the club in October 2022, joining up again with manager Ian Murray after the pair worked together at Airdrieonians.
Cameron is an inductee into the RRFC Hall of Fame and made 168 first team appearances between 1990 and 1996 after coming through the youth ranks at Stark’s Park from 1988 to 1990, scoring 42 goals for the club.
He famously scored a hat trick against Kilmarnock en route to the Rovers winning the Coca Cola Cup in 1994, before joining Hearts and then Wolverhampton Wanderers (during which time he won 28 Scotland caps). Later in his career Mickey played for a number of clubs in England and Scotland before going on to manage Cowdenbeath and Berwick before his stint at Airdrieonians.
Goalkeeping Coach: Robbie Thomson
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Robbie signed for the Rovers after being released by SPFL Championship club Falkirk.
He follows in the footsteps of his father Scott who was of course between the sticks when the Rovers won the League Cup and played in the UEFA Cup in the 1990’s.
Having started his career in the Celtic youth system (joining the Glasgow giants aged 8), Robbie signed a 2 year pro contract in 2012 and was loaned out to Stenhousemuir and Airdrie in season 2012–13 playing a total of 18 games for the Warriors and the Diamonds.
He left Celtic to sign for Rochdale for the 2013–14 season, leaving at the end of that season due to lack of first team opportunities at Spotland, having only played once for The Dale.
Cowdenbeath was his next port of call, where he linked up with former Rovers manager Jimmy Nicholl, playing 32 games in the SPFL Championship campaign and being voted the Supporters Player and Young Player of the season.
Season 2015-16 saw Robbie sign for Queen of the South where he played 30 games before Lee Robinson returned to Palmerston as first choice goalkeeper.
On leaving Dumfries he joined Hamilton on a short-term deal when 3 of their goalkeepers were injured, playing 1 game for the Accies.
Robbie then signed for Falkirk; playing 27 games between January 2017 and May 2018.
In July 2020 Robbie agreed a 1 year contract with the club before the start of the Championship season, extending his contract by a further 2 years to also include Goalkeeping Coach responsibilities.
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 and provides medical cover at matches.
Head Physiotherapist: Stewart Duff
Stewart provides Physiotherapy treatment to the Raith Rovers squad. This includes player rehabilitation, injury prevention and management, and gym-based strengthening programmes. Additionally, liaising with coaching staff daily to keep them informed of player fitness and injuries as well as pitch-side cover on match days.
Stewart has a Bachelor of Science degree in Physiotherapy from Queen Margaret University and a Higher National Diploma in Sports Science. He is qualified in advanced medical and electro acupuncture, advanced osteopathic manipulations, kinesiology taping, sports massage and cupping therapy.
Having worked as a Sports Therapist for several years, Stewart now also runs his own practice SLC Physiotherapy in West Lothian.
Kit Man and Stadium Manager: Simon Pollock
Lifelong Rovers fan Simon has been employed as Kitman since the summer of 2015. Simon is also now the Stadium Manager and took this role up in the summer of 2021.
Along with being overseeing for all aspects of the players matchday and training attire, he is responsible for the upkeep and maintenance of the stadium.
Simon has also served on the committee of the Raith Rovers Football Supporters Club for a number of years.
Head of Sport Science: Blair Doughty
Blair was appointed to the role of Head of Sport Science in 2019.
Blair’s responsibilities in this role include the design, development, management and execution of performance strategies and processes aimed at overall fitness in all areas of training, strength & conditioning, injury prevention, final stage rehabilitation and nutrition with the purpose of maximising player performance.
As well as supporting the Raith Rovers squad as Head of Sport Science for this season Blair will also start work towards an MSc in Sport Performance Enhancement at Napier University.
Before joining the Rovers coaching staff Blair occupied a similar Sports Scientist/Fitness Coach function with Dundee FC First Team Squad. Blair joined Dundee FC in 2015 and for his first two seasons he worked with the U20 squad while working towards and gaining a degree in Sport Science from the University of Abertay in May 17. After gaining his degree Blair was appointment as the Dundee FC club’s first team fitness coach.
Blair also has a Technical Consultancy role (with the athletes nutrient group Soccer Supplement) aimed at positively influencing performance of professional athletes on the pitch
Football Analyst: Andrew Tannahill
Andrew studied sports coaching at the University of the West of Scotland. He first 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.
After leaving to join St Mirren, Andy returned to Stark’s Park in 2020 to assist the club.
His role is to film games and provide match analysis as well as preparing footage of upcoming opponents for the management team.
First Team Scout & Opposition Analyst: Bryan McDonald
Bryan McDonald was appointed First Team Scout & Opposition Analyst in early August 2022, having spent the previous 3 years working with Ian Murray at Airdrieonians in a similar capacity.
Bryan has extensive football coaching experience in Scotland and the Republic of Ireland.
As a holder of a long list of Coaching and Scouting qualifications from many respected international organisations (IPSO – Football Scouting / SFA – Talent Identification / SFA – Football Scout Licence / The FA – Football Scouting / The Open University – The Business of Football / Professional Football Scouts Association – Various Courses), Bryan’s job is to observe, assess and report on upcoming opponents as well as identifying and assessing potential signing targets for the Rovers management.
Having worked with Ian Murray for 3 seasons before joining the Rovers, Bryan’s written reports on opponents is invaluable in formulating tactics to suit different opponents and situations.