Management Team

Michael Dunwell – First Team Manager

Michael started his career at Hartlepool United in 1996 where he spent 4 seasons before being released. He then had spells in Non-League with Bishop Auckland, Durham City, Billingham Synthonia, Norton & Stockton Ancients, Billingham Town (Player/Coach) and Northallerton Town.

Michael joined Stockton Town at the end of the 2012/13 season and featured in the last 4 games of the season which ended with Stockton Town claiming their first ever honour in senior football, the Wearside League Title. During the summer of 2013 Michael was appointed Player/Coach and the following season helped Stockton Town to the Wearside League Title again, scoring 18 goals in 26 games. Michael was then appointed 1st Team Manager in the summer of 2014.

Things went from strength to strength under Michael and he steered the Club to an unprecedented clean sweep of Trophy’s in Season 2014/15 winning the Wearside League Title (3rd consecutive)along with the Wearside League Cup, Shipowners & Monkwearmouth Cup’s.

This was then followed in 2015/16 by a 4th Wearside League Title and the Monkwearmouth & League Cup again culminating in promotion to the EBAC Northern League.

The unprecedented success continued in 2016/17 as he took the team to the Division 2 title at the first attempt remarkably with almost the same squad he’d had for 4 years.

J D Briggs – First Team Asst Manager

JD Briggs joined Hartlepool United from school in 1996 and completed 2 years as a YTS before signing Professional forms in 1998. After 2 seasons pro at Hartlepool he was released and then spent time at various non-league clubs including Bishop Auckland, Durham City, Guisborough Town, Peterlee, and Billingham Synthonia
Due to a change in career outside of football JD was unable to play for a number of seasons before returning to sport in 2011 and setting up his own sport coaching company, delivering sport within primary schools around the north east.

This change then lead to JD joining Stockton Town at the start of the 2013/14 season as a player before quickly assuming the role of player coach. After making a number of brief appearances at the end of the season JD became Assistant Manager for season 2014/15 to assist and work alongside Manager and long time friend Michael Dunwell.

Paul Midgley – First Team Coach

Jason Hamilton – First Team Goalkeeping Coach