Jamie Pitman

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Jamie Pitman
Personal information
Date of birth (1976-01-06) 6 January 1976 (age 41)
Place of birth Trowbridge, Wiltshire, England
Height 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)
Playing position Midfielder
Youth career
Swindon Town
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1994–1996 Swindon Town 3 (0)
1996–1998 Hereford United 51 (5)
1998–2000 Yeovil Town 42 (2)
2000–2002 Woking 53 (1)
2002–2006 Hereford United 131 (11)
2006–2008 Forest Green Rovers 64 (1)
Total 344 (20)
Teams managed
2010–2012 Hereford United
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Jamie Pitman (born 6 January 1976) is an English footballer turned football manager, who was the manager of Hereford United until 5 March 2012.

Playing career[edit]

He progressed through the youth system at Swindon Town, eventually making three league appearances before being released. He joined Hereford United in early 1996 when the Bulls started their push for the playoffs. He missed much of the following season through injury, which saw Hereford relegated out of the Football League. He stayed with the club for their first season in the Conference before spending two seasons each at Yeovil Town and Woking. During his spell at the latter, he scored the goal that knocked Hereford out of the FA Cup in 2000.

He rejoined the Bulls for the 2002–03 season when they were undergoing a squad clearout. He scored twice on his return, in a 2–1 against Farnborough Town and in the next two seasons he missed only a handful of League matches. His final game for the club was the Conference Playoff Final in 2006, where he came on as a substitute for the start of extra time to help Hereford regain their League status. He was the only Hereford player on the pitch who had experienced the club's relegation in 1997 as well as the two playoff disappointments in 2004 and 2005. Although he wished to stay at the club, he was not offered a new contract.

At the start of the 2006–07 season, he signed for Forest Green Rovers.[1] He made a total of 64 appearances in the Conference National scoring just once and was player/assistant manager to Jim Harvey before he departed in August 2008 for Hereford United as their club physiotherapist.[2]

Management career[edit]

On 4 October 2010, Pitman was appointed caretaker manager of The Bulls after Simon Davey and his assistant Andy Fensome were sacked,[3] and on 16 December 2010 he was appointed manager until the end of the season. On 21 April 2011 it was confirmed by the club that Pitman had been handed a new two-year contract as manager of Hereford Utd.[4] On 5 March 2012 he was sacked by Hereford after they had won only once in their last eight games but was retained on the clubs coaching staff.[5]

Managerial statistics[edit]

As of 5 March 2012.
Team Nat From To Record
G W D L Win %
Hereford United England 4 October 2010 5 March 2012 80 22 26 32 27.50

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Pitman makes Forest Green switch". BBC Sport. 31 May 2006. 
  2. ^ "PITMAN HANGS UP HIS BOOTS AND MOVES ON". Non-League Daily. 2 September 2008. Archived from the original on 16 June 2012. Retrieved 2 September 2008. 
  3. ^ "Hereford United sack Simon Davey and Andy Fensome". BBC Sport. 4 October 2010. Retrieved 8 October 2010. 
  4. ^ "Jamie Pitman named as Hereford boss until end of season". BBC Sport. 16 December 2010. Retrieved 3 January 2011. 
  5. ^ "Manager Jamie Pitman sacked by Hereford United". BBC Sport. Retrieved 5 March 2012. 

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