Meet The First Team Staff At Shrewsbury Town
Manager - Paul Hurst
Paul joined Town in October 2016, replacing Micky Mellon as Town boss.
Originally from Sheffield, Paul played most of his football career for Rotherham
United making 438 appearances in his 15 years with the South Yorkshire side.
His only spell away from Rotherham was a short loan period at Burton Albion
towards the end of his career. Standing at only 5ft 5 Hurst was a combative left
back as a player and made the most of his stature.
After retiring from his playing career, he became a joint manager alongside Rob
Scott at Ilkeston Town. The pair went onto guide them to Play-Off victory in the
Northern Premier League, before moving to Boston United where they again won
promotion via the Play-Offs.
He left Boston after 75 games in charge to join Grimsby Town, becoming their
solo manager in 2013. He guided Grimsby to the National League Play-Offs
four times in five years, gaining promotion last season with a 3-1 victory over
Forest Green Rovers.
Hurst completed his UEFA A football coaching licence in January 2014 and
also holds a degree in Professional Sports Writing and Broadcasting.
Assistant Manager - Chris Doig
Scottish Born Doig came through the youth ranks at Queen of the South
before moving to Nottingham Forest as a 16 year old.
He went onto make 77 appearances for Forest before moving to Northampton
Town in 2005, where he made 120 appearances.
Doig then enjoyed spells in Australia and Indonesia before moving back to
England where he finished his career with Grimsby.
It was during his time in Cleethorpes that he became Assistant Manager to Paul Hurst
and joined Town alongside Hurst in October 2016.
Goalkeeping Coach - Danny Coyne
Danny, a former Wales international goalkeeper, joined the
Greenhous Meadow staff as goalkeeping coach in July 2013, also
registering as a player.
Born in North Wales, Danny clocked up nearly 200 appearances in two
spells with Tranmere Rovers and also enjoyed four seasons as near
enough a regular at Grimsby Town when the Mariners were in the
second tier of English football.
He also had spells with Leicester City, Burnley, Middlesbrough and
Sheffield United, playing more than 500 career games.
Capped by Wales at under-21 level and B level, Danny is also the
proud holder of 16 full international caps.
He made his debut away to Switzerland in 1996 with his final cap
coming 11 years later in Cyprus.
Physio - Chris Skitt
Chris became the youngest physio in the Football League when,
in his mid-20s, he succeeded Nathan Ring after he moved to
Brighton & Hove Albion early in 2011.
After a spell working at Burnley, Chris, who grew up near Shrewsbury,
initially joined the Greenhous Meadow staff as youth team physio before
making the step up.
A chirpy figure around the Club, Chris is highly qualified and quickly
earned the respect of his colleagues.
A keen amateur footballer, Chris is a reliable defender for Cruckton
Rovers in the premier division of the Shrewsbury & District Sunday
Fitness Coach - Andy Hodgen
Sports Therapist - Richard Higgs
Richard graduated from the University of Worcester in 2015 as a
fully-qualified sports therapist.
After spending the 2014/15 season on placement with Shrewsbury during
his University years, he worked under Club physio Chris Skitt to learn
what it takes to be a part of the medical team within a football club.
Local to Shrewsbury, Richard was taken on full-time as the newest and
youngest addition to the medical staff at the age of 21.
Richard is a friendly, likeable personality within the Club who was quickly
warmed to by the players and coaching staff.
Sports Therapist- Aaron Lambley
Aaron has lived in Shrewsbury since he was five-years-old and he
attended Mary Webb School and Shrewsbury College of Art and
From there he moved onto the University of Worcester to study a
degree in Sports Therapy.Whilst in his final year at Worcester, Aaron
spent time at Shrewsbury Town on placement, and after impressing
he was asked to stay on full time after the completion of his degree.
The 2016/17 season is his first full season as a Sports Therapist with
Town. His main roles include working with the players on rehabilitation,
treatment, maintenance work, as well as working with the rest of the
GPS Analyst - George Bunce
Bunce is a born and raised Shrewsbury lad. He attended Meole Brace
Secondary School and Shrewsbury Sixth Form College before going
on to study Sport and Exercise Science at Leeds University.
He arrived at Town on placement in October 2016 and is here until the
end of the 2016/17 season.
The placement year has also seen him spend time working at Barnsley
Football Club and Bristol City Football Club, also working in the sport
Bunce’s role here at Town is a GPS Data Analyst, though he helps out
the coaching staff in other areas too.
His role primarily involves looking at the fitness of the players to
see the freshness of the players before matches, as well as
checking the levels of fatigue post-match.
Analyst- Adam Henshall
Henshall first got involved in analysis when he attended
Loughborough University, studying Sports Coaching.
During the final year of his degree he completed an analysis internship
with Leicester City's academy.
After completing his degree he joined Shrewsbury Town, the town he was
brought up in, on an analysis internship, working alongside Michael Vernon.
After working as an intern for 6 months, he began combing his role with
work in the community.
He has since gone onto devote all his time and effort into recruitment
and works closely with the management staff on player signings.
Kit Man - Dave Ashlin
Having supported Shrewsbury Town since 1965, Dave was handed
the chance to join his home town Club's staff when was appointed
kitman in July 2010.
He previously worked for Severn Trent for 34 years.
Dave has been a regular face on the local cricket scene for more than
40 years having played for Shrewsbury, MEB, Whittington and currently
Reman Services for whom he remains a regular wicket taker.
Kit Man - Darryl Strong
Daryl joined Town in the summer of 2016 after leaving Conference North
winners Solihull Moors.
Originally born in Malta, Daryl moved around the country as a child with his father
being in the forces.
He has spent the majority of his adult life in external sales within the building and
construction industry and became a part-time kit man 7 years ago with Nuneaton
Strong spent 6 seasons with Nuneaton, before moving to Solihull for the 2015/16
Now living in Telford, Daryl was delighted to move into the Football League part-time
with Shrewsbury Town.