Adam Murray was appointed as manager on Friday 05 December 2014, following a highly-successful caretaker spell in charge.
Dynamic and determined in every battle he undertakes, Murray has led a distinguished career, playing more than 500 times in 17 seasons as a professional, to undoubtedly become one of the most well-respected figures in his field.
The 34-year-old played a key role as our team won the Conference Premier title in the 2012/13 campaign, and has also tasted success at non-league level with both Carlisle United and Oxford United.
Murray boasts a wealth of experience and knowledge, and began his career at Derby County, during their days in the Premier League.
Our Birmingham-born boss, who was an England youth international earlier in his career, has also represented Kidderminster Harriers, Torquay United, Macclesfield Town and Luton Town, amongst others, at club level.
The hard-working midfielder made his 500th career appearance in our 1-0 victory over Exeter City at St James' Park in January 2014.
First Team Coach
Richard Cooper arrived at One Call Stadium in June 2012 following a six-and-a-half year spell with Eastwood Town.
Cooper, a former England youth international who played in the same team as Michael Owen, was promoted to assistant-manager during his time alongside our former boss, Paul Cox, at Coronation Park.
During his playing days, Cooper was a tough-tackling and tenacious central midfielder, who graduated from Nottingham Forest's academy and went on to make 100 appearances for York City.
After leaving the Minstermen in June 2004, Cooper had a short spell at Alfreton Town, before he chose to join local rivals Eastwood Town midway through the 2005/06 campaign.
The 34-year-old went on to enjoy glittering success at Coronation Park. Cooper was a key figure as the Badgers soared up the non-league pyramid to reach the Conference North. He was appointed assistant-manager at Coronation Park in 2010.
First Team Coach
Former Football League striker Karl Hawley joined Adam Murray’s backroom staff as first team coach prior to the 2016/17 season.
The former Carlisle United frontman initially joined the club as an interim striker coach towards the end of the 2015/16 Sky Bet League 2 campaign.
Hawley began his playing career at his hometown club Walsall and spent time on loan at Raith Rovers and Hereford United.
The striker joined then-Conference side Carlisle United and played a pivotal role in their promotion to the Football League.
Hawley was the Cumbrians’ top scorer during his three-year spell at the club and also picked up the League Two Fans’ Player of the Year award during Carlisle’s promotion-winning campaign.
Despite being offered a new deal at Brunton Park, Hawley opted to join Championship side Preston North End at the end of the 2006/07 season.
He then had spells at Northampton Town, Colchester United, Notts County, Crawley Town, Scunthorpe United, Torquay United and Alfreton Town before joining Stourbridge for the 2015/16 season.
Hawley finished the season as Evo-Stik Northern Premier League’s top scorer with 27 goals and picked up the Premier Division Player of the Season award, voted for by the division's managers and by the members of the Northern Premier League’s fans' Facebook group, as well as being named in the division’s Team of the Season.
Dan joined the club at the start of the 2015/16 season as Head Physio following a three-year spell as clinic manager at IPRS Health Limited in Ipswich.
After graduating from University of Nottingham with a first-class honours degree in physiotherapy, Dan has gone on to complete a number of further qualifications to enhance his repertoire.
Growing up in Ipswich, Dan has a wealth of experience in football physiotherapy which included a two-year stint as first team physiotherapist at Felixstowe and Walton United FC where he was required to dedicate evenings and weekends to support players and staff both on machdays and at training sessions.
In previous years, Dan has worked with the England Futsal development squad and England partially-sighted development squad for both training and competitive matches.
Lizzie joined us prior to the 2015/16 season following a year at Notts County where she held the position of sports therapy intern since June 2014.
A sport and exercise science graduate from University of Leeds, Lizzie went on to study a diploma in sports therapy in which she achieved a distinction.
Lizzie has vast experience of working within professional sports’ clubs. Whilst studying for her degree she undertook placements at Bradford Bulls and Leeds Carnegie RFU where she was required to administer sports massages after training and matches.
After her graduation, Lizzie worked as Parkgate FC’s sports therapist where her duties included pitch-side first aid cover, injury assessment, taping, pre-match massage and providing advice regarding rehabilitation and treatment.