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York City FC First Team Staff Profiles


Assistant Manager

Goalkeeping Coach
Andy Leaning

Andy Leaning was appointed as the Club's new goalkeeping coach for the second time in May 2015.

Following a playing career which saw him don the gloves for the Minstermen during the 1980s as well as Sheffield United, Bristol City, Lincoln City, Dundee and Chesterfield, he moved into coaching with the latter upon his retirement in 2000.

He spent time at Scarborough and Barnsley following his time in Derbyshire, before taking in an eight-year spell with Sheffield United as goalkeeping coach from 2002-2010.

After leaving Bramall Lane, he was appointed to the same role with the Minstermen on a part-time basis before leaving a year later and joining the Leeds United Academy in 2012 where he would spend the next two seasons, eventually moving up to coach the first team 'keepers.

Jeff Miller

Longest serving staff member at the club by some distance, Jeff Miller is entering his 28th season as York City physio, and whilst the hair may have gone, the passion and commitment to the Minstermen has not altered.

Previously combining physio work in local non-league with other roles, Jeff has been on the bench for the glorious times such as the 1993 playoff final, the 3-0 victory at Old Trafford and the Double triumph of 2012, as well as the sad times such as the tragic death of David Longhurst in 1990 on the pitch.

His ability to help players return from injury and back to fitness will be as vital as ever to City manager Russ Wilcox for the remainder of the season and beyond.

Kit Manager
David James

David joined the club as Kit Manager in June 2014.

He is 32 years old and hails from Middlesbrough. In recent years he has been working alongside the Kit Manager at Championship outfit Middlesbrough FC before his switch to Bootham Crescent. He was also employed as Middlesbrough’s club’s Centre Manager at its Eston Academy site at Rockliffe Park. Previously, he trained and worked as a motor mechanic for a number of years before moving into football.

David is also a qualified FA goalkeeping coach and he is currently working towards his UEFA ‘B’ coaching qualification.

As part of his role as Kit Manager, he is responsible for organising all aspects of the First Team’s training and playing kits, and also the kits belonging to the club’s Academy players. As well as carrying out his duties for City’s home fixtures, Dave travels with the First Team to all their away fixtures and attends all training sessions at the club’s Wigginton Road Training Ground.