Paul Ward (footballer)
|Full name||Paul Terence Ward|
|Date of birth||15 September 1963|
|Staveley Miners Welfare (Assistant Manager)|
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
His first experience as a manager was when he was asked to take over Darlington for the last 13 matches of their Division 3 relegation season. He was the youngest ever manager of a Football League club but reverted to playing duties after the end of the season.
In August 2002 he commenced a second spell as manager of Hatfield Main. He steered the club to the verge of promotion to the Premier Division of the Northern Counties East Football League before a late loss of form saw them finish in fifth place and then resign from the league due to financial problems. Ward departed to become joint manager, with Des Bennett, of Armthorpe Welfare.
In August 2013 he was appointed first team coach at Retford United, rising to the role of manager in June 2014. However, following a run of ten league games which saw the club pick up only seven out of a possible 30 points and culminating in a 6-1 defeat at Garforth Town on 17 January 2015, he parted company with the club. On 5 May 2015 he joined Staveley Miners Welfare as assistant manager to the newly appointed manager Brett Marshall.
Career outside of football
- "MIDDLESBROUGH : 1946/47 - 2010/11". Post War English & Scottish Football League A - Z Player's Transfer Database.
- "DARLINGTON : 1946/47 - 1988/89 & 1990/91 - 2009/10". Post War English & Scottish Football League A - Z Player's Transfer Database.
- "LEYTON ORIENT : 1946/47 - 2010/11". Post War English & Scottish Football League A - Z Player's Transfer Database.
- "SCUNTHORPE UNITED : 1950/51 - 2010/11". Post War English & Scottish Football League A - Z Player's Transfer Database.
- "LINCOLN CITY : 1946/47 - 1986/87 & 1988/89 - 2010/11". Post War English & Scottish Football League A - Z Player's Transfer Database.
- "Remember When? Paul Ward". Darlington Football Club. 23 July 2015. Retrieved 24 July 2015.
- "Ward's the new man for Main". NonLeagueDaily.com. 9 August 2002. Retrieved 12 August 2014.
- "The end for Hatfield?". Doncaster Free Press. 19 June 2003. Retrieved 12 August 2013.
- "For-Ward Thinking for Badgers". Northern Counties East League Official Website. 2 August 2013. Retrieved 12 August 2014.
- ""New" look for Management in new season...". NonLeague.pitchero.com. 25 June 2014. Retrieved 12 August 2014.
- "Manager Paul Ward's departure follows another heavy defeat for Retford United". Retford Times. 19 January 2015. Retrieved 7 May 2015.
- "Marshall confirmed as Staveley boss". Non League Yorkshire. 5 May 2015. Retrieved 7 May 2015.
- "Don't just do it. Do it right!". Retrieved 12 August 2014.