July 1970 - May 1975
A former player with the old club in the 1950’s, Jimmy was appointed as the first manager of Accrington Stanley 1968. Jimmy's team not only clinched the Lancashire Combination title in 1974, but the Combination Cup 3 times (1972,1973,1974) and the Combination League Cup (1972).
Jimmy resigned from his post in 1975.
July 1975 - January 1978
Also a former player with the old club, Don was the second manager of Accrington Stanley 1968.
Under his reign Stanley finished 2nd (1976) and 3rd (1977) in the Lancashire Combination League, also winning the Combination Cup the same year.
Don stepped down in January 1978.
January 1978 - March 1982
Dave was another former player with the old club and was Jimmy Hinksman's first signing for Accrington Stanley 1968.
He took over from Don in January 1978 leading the team to there 2nd Lancashire Combination title. The following year the club joined the Cheshire County League Division 2. In 1981 under Dave's management the club won promotion to the First Division.
Dave resigned from his post in March 1982, leaving the team under temporary management by Mick Finn.
March 1982 - October 1982
Mick Finn joined the club as a Goalkeeper in 1977 and took charge of the team from Dave Baron as player/manager as the team joined the new North West Counties League Division 1.
Mick resigned as Manager in October 1982. His assistant Dennis Cook took over management duties as Mick carried on between the sticks until 1983.
November 1990 - November 1993
Phil Staley took control in November 1990. Despite finishing 4th in the Northern Premier League Division 1 due to Worksop ground sharing the club were promoted to the Northern Premier League Premier Division in 1991, finishing in 8th place in 1992.
Phil Staley stepped down as manager in November 1993.
March 1994 - January 1995
Eric Whalley's second stint as manager was brief. After the club finished 16th in the Northern Premier League Premier Division in 1994 Eric took over as chairman in 1995 and stepped down as manager in January leaving David Hamilton in charge as Player Coach on a temporary basis.
September 1997 - January 1998
Leighton James took control of the team in September 1997 though after a run of bad results stepped down in January 1998 with David Hamilton & Jim McCluskie taking mangerial duties Until March.
Steve Haw took over as caretaker manager in March and, Gregg Abbott as caretaker manager until the end of the season with the club finishing 20th in the Northern Premier League Premier Division.
July 1999 - January 2012
John Coleman became manager in July 1999 along with his assistant Jimmy Bell. Unbeknown at the time this was the beginning of a sucessful era for the Club. First season in charge, the team finished 1st in the Northern Premier League Division One promoted back to the Premier Division. This was followed by promotion to the Football Conference in 2003, the Football League in 2006 and the League Two Promotion Play Off Semi Finals in 2011. John Coleman resigned in January 2012 with Leam Richardson, Bryan Hughes & Phil Hackney takin charge in the interim.