Senior 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.
However, amazingly the best was yet to come. Not content with a 6th place finish in Division 1, Michael, who’d lost twice in the semi finals asa a player, fulfilled his dream of a Wembley Vase Final, as a Manager. Leading the squad brilliantly throughout a tough campaign against some very strong sides he deservedly got his moment in the spotlight leading out the team out on the day holding the hand of his young son.
STOCKTON TOWN FC
FIRST TEAM ASSIST MANAGER
J D BRIGGS
JD Briggs joined Hartlepool United from school in 1996 and completed 2 years as a YTS before signing Professional forms in 1998.