|Full name||Fred Westgarth|
|Date of birth||1 July 1887|
|Place of birth||South Shields, England|
|Date of death||4 February 1957(aged 69)|
Westgarth was a successful football coach after a playing career achieved little of note. He was South Shields' assistant trainer before he joined Ebbw Vale, Workington and Luton Town in a training capacity. In 1938 he joined Stockport County as trainer-manager.
He helped Bradford to lift its first honour for ten years, albeit in only the Third Division North Challenge Cup, in 1938-39. The following season, World War Two interrupted English football. Westgarth stayed at City until 1943 when he joined Hartlepools United.
He had a successful spell at Hartlepools during the mid-1950s. In 1955 the club reached the 4th round of the FA Cup, its best ever performance. In 1956-57 Hartlepools narrowly missed out on winning Division Three (North). But in 1957 he was taken seriously ill and died on 4 February shortly after he saw his side lose 4-3 to Manchester United in the FA Cup Third Round in front of a record 17,264 crowd at Victoria Park.
- Frost, Terry (1988). Bradford City A Complete Record 1903-1988. Breedon Books Sport. p. 69. ISBN 0-907969-38-0.
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