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Staff Profiles

 
Gary Bowyer guided Blackpool to League Two promotion in his first season in charge when his side defeated Exeter City in the Play-Off final at Wembley Stadium.
 
The 46-year-old joined Blackpool after a successful stint at Blackburn Rovers, where he progressed through the academy coaching set up all the way to first-team manager.
 
His affiliation with Blackburn Rovers first started back in 2004 when he moved from Derby County to oversee the under-18s and nurture the club's academy talents. He later became reserve team manager and led the side to the final of the Premier Reserve League against Chelsea in 2010-11, on the back of winning the Premier Reserve League North title. 
 
Bowyer, a former player with Hereford United, Nottingham Forest and Rotherham United, stepped up to take charge of Blackburn Rovers in May 2013 and guided the club to eighth and ninth placed Championship finishes in his first two seasons in charge.
 
Then came the move to Bloomfield Road in June 2016 and Bowyer enjoyed success from the off, knocking Bolton Wanderers out of the EFL Cup to set up a trip to Premier League side, Crystal Palace.
 
FA Cup success followed, as Championship side Barnsley were defeated, before attention turned to League Two Play-Offs. Luton Town were beaten 6-5 on aggregate, setting up a trip to Wembley, where Pool completed the job against Exeter. 

Terry McPhillips was appointed Blackpool's new assistant manager in October 2017, having previously joined the club in the summer as Chief Scout.
 
The ex-Halifax striker has a long-standing relationship with manager Gary Bowyer, which stems back to their youth and reserve team coaching days at Blackburn Rovers. 
 
In June 2013, he was permanently appointed assistant manager to Bowyer at Blackburn Rovers and helped the club to eighth and ninth-placed finishes in The Sky Bet Championship. 
 
Prior to being with Blackburn, McPhillips spent almost 14 years with Crewe Alexandra and worked as the club's Assistant Academy Director.  

Andy Todd joined the Blackpool coaching staff on a permanent basis in the summer of 2017, having initially linked up with the club in the winter months of the 2016/17 season. 

The former Blackburn Rovers defender, who also turned out for Bolton Wanderers, Charlton Athletic and Derby County, assumed the role of first-team coach at Bloomfield Road. 

Goalkeeper, Ben Williams stepped up to the role of Goalkeeper Coach following the departure of Dave Timmins in February.

The 35-year-old, who joined the club from Bury in the summer, started his career on the books of Manchester United and went on to play for the likes of Crewe Alexandra, Colchester United, Bradford City and Hibernian. 

 
Phil Horner has held the position of first-team physiotherapist since November 2000, enjoying four promotions in the process.
 
Horner had spent five years at Bloomfield Road in his playing days, turning out 189 times across the defence and midfield and scoring 26 times in the process.
 
Horner joined the club in September 1990 from Halifax Town, having previously been on the books of Leicester City.
 
Phil Greenwood was appointed Blackpool's new Fitness Coach and Head of Sports Science in July 2017. 
 
Previously in a similar role at Tranmere Rovers, Greenwood first came across manager Gary Bowyer at Blackburn Rovers when he worked in the club's Academy as the Lead Sport Scientist and Strength and Conditioning Coach.  
 
He has also spent time in rugby union.