Managers of the Past
An often over looked position - our former managers' league records.
Managers' League August 1951 to January 2014
               
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Pld W D L F A W D L F A Pts Pts Av Pts %
1  John Coughlin 85 25 10 8 65 37 25 3 14 53 44 163 1.918 63.92
2  John Thompson 26 8 4 2 45 17 5 5 2 22 11 48 1.846 61.54
3  Tom Hendrie 79 21 13 5 62 31 18 6 16 75 61 136 1.722 57.38
4  Dave Smith 157 37 27 16 150 97 24 23 30 100 128 233 1.484 49.47
5  Jerry Kerr 38 10 4 5 55 38 5 6 8 31 41 55 1.447 48.25
6  Bobby Ancell 30 9 3 3 41 26 3 4 8 25 42 43 1.433 47.78
7  Paul Smith 257 47 34 47 171 178 46 42 41 183 178 355 1.381 46.04
8  Harry Melrose 231 57 26 34 191 132 34 20 60 144 196 319 1.381 46.03
9  Jim Jefferies 74 18 11 8 54 41 10 7 20 61 67 102 1.378 45.95
10  Frank Connor 63 17 8 7 56 31 6 9 16 27 45 86 1.365 45.50
11  Jock Wallace 82 22 7 12 62 36 10 5 26 46 90 108 1.317 43.90
12  Jim Crease 165 33 21 28 129 114 25 21 37 115 138 216 1.309 43.64
13  Jim McIntosh 98 22 13 12 97 67 14 6 31 83 129 127 1.296 43.20
14  Ian Little 85 18 12 13 76 60 11 11 20 60 69 110 1.294 43.14
15  Ian Spence 118 27 14 18 132 87 12 20 27 87 137 151 1.280 42.66
16  Danny McLennan 87 22 10 11 87 70 10 5 29 50 113 111 1.276 42.53
17  Ralph Callachan 78 13 12 14 47 50 12 9 18 54 72 96 1.231 41.03
18  Walter Galbraith 9 1 1 2 8 10 2 1 2 8 7 11 1.222 40.74
19  Ian Ross 19 5 1 3 19 17 2 1 7 15 27 23 1.211 40.35
20  Jim McSherry 26 4 5 4 18 21 4 2 7 14 21 31 1.192 39.74
21  Sandy Clark 27 4 3 6 16 20 3 5 6 15 23 29 1.074 35.80
22  Eric Tait 181 29 27 35 111 122 16 18 56 93 160 180 0.994 33.15
23  Allan McGonigle 12 2 2 2 9 9 0 1 5 4 13 9 0.750 25.00
23  Jimmy Thomson 56 6 6 18 27 52 2 6 18 21 51 36 0.643 21.43
25  Gordon Haig 15 0 3 4 3 10 1 3 4 6 14 9 0.600 20.00
26  Michael Renwick 25 1 4 8 19 34 1 1 10 9 42 11 0.440 14.67
Notes:
1: League matches only. 2: Worked out on 3 points for a win and 1 for a draw regardless of points system. 3. Up to and including 11th January 2014.
 

Managerial Timeline

Bobby Ancell: 9 Dec 50 to 23 Apr 52; John Thompson: 9 Aug 52 to 17 Jan 53; Jerry Kerr: 8 Aug 53 to 20 Nov 54; Danny McLennan: 9 Nov 57 to 16 Jan 60; Jim McIntosh: 12 Apr 60 to 2 Feb 63; Ian Spence: 10 Aug 63 to 15 Oct 66; Jock Wallace: 26 Nov 66 to 25 Jan 69; Harry Melrose: 1 Mar 69 to 16 Sep 75; Walter Galbraith: 18 Oct 75 to 27 Dec 75; Gordon Haig: 31 Jan 76 to 29 Sep 76; Dave Smith: 20 Oct 76 to 18 Oct 80; Frank Connor: 8 Nov 80 to 15 May 82; Jim McSherry: 14 Aug 82 to 19 Feb 83; Eric Tait: 26 Feb 83 to 17 Oct 87; Jim Thomson: 21 Nov 87 to 3 Sep 88; Jim Jefferies: 10 Sep 88 to 5 May 90; Ralph Callachan: 15 Aug 90 to 2 May 92; Jimmy Crease: 5 Aug 92 to 18 Jan 94; Tom Hendrie: 22 Jan 94 to 18 Feb 96; Ian Ross: 2 Mar 96 to 12 Oct 96; Jim Thomson: 2 Nov 96 to 30 Aug 97; Paul Smith: 13 Sep 97 to 2 Oct 04; Sandy Clark: 16 Oct 04 to 7 May 05; John Coughlin: 30 Jul 05 to 6 Oct 07; Michael Renwick: 27 Oct 07 to 19 Apr 08; Allan McGonigal: 26 Jul 08 to 8 Nov 08; Jimmy Crease 15 Nov 08 to 22 Oct 11; Ian Little 5 Nov 11 to Jan 14; Colin Cameron Jan 14 to date.

Dave SmithDave Smith

After joining the club as player-manager in October 1976, he transformed Berwick Rangers into a championship winning team that won the Second Division title in 1978/79 - the clubs first silverware since joining the Scottish Football League.

Tom HendrieTom Hendrie

Hendrie was the tactical mastermind, first as assistant-manager, behind the club’s rise from the ashes of administration to the runners-up spot in the 1993/94 Second Division campaign; however, Rangers were denied promotion due to league reconstruction.

Paul SmithPaul Smith

The club’s longest serving manager, with over seven years in the hot seat, during in which time he regained the club’s Second Division status with the runners-up spot in the 1999/00 Third Division campaign.

John CoughlinJohn Coughlin

In his first season in charge Berwick Rangers finished runners-up in the Third Division, on equal points with champions Cowdenbeath, but failed to gain promotion through the newly installed play-off system. However, the following season Coughlin guided the club to the 2006/07 Third Division Championship, outright, and automatic promotion.