Management & Coaching Staff

First Team Management

Ricky Marheineke (Manager)

Ricky is entering his sixth season as manager of St Ives Town. During his first season he took the club to a ninth place finish in Southern League Division One Central beating the previous year’s points tally, and in his second season secured a memorable promotion, guiding The Ives to a play-off extra time win over AFC Rushden & Diamonds. In his first season at step 3 he continued to take the Club forward finishing a creditable 15th in the Premier Division also enjoying a run to the League Challenge Cup Final which unfortunately ended in defeat. A tough season in 2017/18 was followed last year by the Clubs most successful season ever finishing 13th. He is now looking to continue taking the Club forward with a top half finish the initial aim.

Craig “Bully” Adams (Assistant Manager)

Craig joined the Club in summer 2018 from Biggleswade Town where he enjoyed a successful two years as assistant manager. Ex Northampton Town professional Craig was manager of Wellingborough Town and Bedford Town before joining the Waders. Craig has achieved his Uefa A licence during his time with the Ives and his disciplined approach to training is clearly visible in the organisation of the team and played a huge part in last season’s success.




Paul Swannell (Goalkeeping Coach)

Paul is an important part of the coaching staff looking after the goalkeepers throughout the Club. He has worked with Ricky at both Huntingdon & St Ives and was proud to boast the joint top best clean sheet record during the successful promotion campaign. His keeper also went very close to equaling that record last season conceding only 43 goals in 42 games a record only bettered by the top three.




Jess Guthrie (Physiotherapist)

Jess joined the Club in 2017 and quickly become an integral part of the management team. She brings to the Club a wealth of experience having previously worked with Peterborough United, St Neots Town and Godmanchester Rovers well as Cambridge United Academy.