Jamie McCombe - Sponsored by: Lincoln Towbar
McCombe first arrived at Sincil Bank under Keith Alexander's management in 2004 from Scunthorpe United. The central defender, who occasionally featured as striker during Keith's tenure, played a key part in three play-off campaigns, before joining Bristol City in the summer of 2006.
McCombe plied most of his trade in the Championship, falling just short of the Premier League with The Robins in the 2007/08 season, and after a four-year spell at Ashton Gate, joined Huddersfield Town.
The Yorkshire-born Player/Coach also had spells at Preston North End, Doncaster Rovers and Stevenage, before returning to Sincil Bank in January 2016.
He has played a key part both on and off the pitch since then, including substitute appearances in the memorable 2016/17 FA Cup run against Oldham Athletic, Ipswich, Brighton and Burnley.
Following our return to the EFL, it was announced that McCombe would move into a Player/Coach role, and was part of a coaching team that had the league's fifth-best defence in our first season back in Sky Bet League Two.
Andy Warrington - Sponsored by:
First Team Goalkeeping Coach
Warrington arrived in the First Team coaching department at Sincil Bank in the summer of 2018, following his departure from Grimsby Town.
The former Goalkeeper has over 500 professional appearances next to his name, including over 230 appearances for Rotherham United and 216 appearances at Doncaster Rovers.
Warrington came through the ranks at York City, and made over 60 appearances at Bootham Crescent, before joining Doncaster Rovers just shy of the millennium. He spent eight years between Belle Vue and the Keepmoat Stadium, and joined Bury, initially on loan, but permanently in 2007. Warrington then joined Rotherham United later that year.
After spells with Buxton, and then Grimsby Town, Warrington linked up with Danny Cowley, Nicky Cowley and Jamie McCombe to form the First Team coaching staff at Sincil Bank.
Mike Hine - Sponsored by:
BSc Sports Science, MSc Sports Therapy
Head of Sports Science and Medicine
Mike graduated from the University of Essex before completed a Master’s degree at London Metropolitan University. After some voluntary work with Southend United and Shenfield Football Academy during his studies he joined Danny Cowley’s Concord Rangers team in the Conference South, where he led the medical provision for three seasons. During the 3 seasons with Concord Rangers he also worked as lead therapist for Essex County FA and West Ham Ladies FC. He also spent a season as first team assistant sports therapist at Stevenage before heading to Sweden to lead the medical department for Division 3 side, Ytterhogdal IK. Within 2 months of moving to Sweden, Mike got the nod from Danny Cowley to come back to the UK to join him at Lincoln City FC.
Luke Jelly - Sponsored by: University of Lincoln
Lead Sports Scientist
Locally educated at St Peter and St Paul’s Catholic school, Luke left there after his A-Levels to start an undergraduate degree in Sport and Exercise Science at the University of Bedfordshire. He graduated in 2014 and started a Masters in sport performance. During his masters he worked as an intern as a Strength and Conditioning specialist with elite level youth swimmers and also assisted with the academy at Northants County Cricket Club. He graduated from his Masters detailing his research into eccentric hamstring loading and began a full time internship as a First Team Assistant Sport Scientist at Peterborough United FC working in all provisions of Sport Science and Medicine. He left at the end of the 2015/16 season and began his role at Lincoln City in June 2016.
Sports Science & Medicine Assistant
Luke is in his third year of work with Lincoln City having spent the first two years volunteering within the medical department under Mike Hine, where he gained valuable experience about the professional game. At the beginning of his third season with the Imps, and ahead of the 2018/19 season, Luke joined the medical team on a full time basis as the First Team Assistant Sports Therapist.
Alongside the volunteer work at Lincoln City, Luke spent three seasons working in the Non-League, predominantely at Lincoln United as First Team Sports Therapist while continuing his University studies. His previous clubs include Harrowby United FC, Lincoln Moorlands FC and Nettleham Ladies FC.
Lead Performance Analyst
Strength & Conditioning/Sports Massage
Kieran spent nine years at the club as a player before leaving at age of 18. He graduated from the University of Lincoln in 2017 with a BSc in Sports Science. Kieran is following this with a Masters Degree in Sports Therapy. He has a Level 3 qualification in Sports Massage and a Level 2 in FA coaching.
Matthew Page & Toby Ellis
Matthew completed a degree and masters at the University of Lincoln in Sports Science and for his masters he undertook research in assessment of sporting performance. Alongside Toby he is the director of two local companies; VIRSCO, a sports based coaching company in Lincoln and iCoach4Sport, a online data assessment tool for teachers. He has also completed work for the Football Manager game as a statistician.
Dr. Chris Batty
Graduated from the School of Medicine at the University of Liverpool. He completed his GP training in Cheshire and had a year working on the Gold Coast in Australia before becoming a GP Partner at the Minster Medical Practice in Lincoln. He became the Lincoln City Club Doctor in July 1996 and then went on to complete his Master’s degree in Sports Medicine at the University of Nottingham, doing his thesis on groin injuries. He has since worked as a GP with Special Interest in Orthopaedics, alongside his full-time GP role, whilst continuing his role as Club Doctor to the Imps.
Assistant Sports Scientist
After completing his A-levels at Sir Robert Pattinson Academy, Harry left to start a undergraduate degree in Sport and Exercise Science at Nottingham Trent University. During his second year at Trent I completed work experience as a performance analyst at Nottingham Forest Ladies FC. He also completed an internship at Lincoln City during the 2017-18 season along side completing his third year at university. After graduating in 2018, Harry went on to take on a full time role at the club along side completing a masters degree in Sport Science at the University of Lincoln.
Hayden is currently in his final year of study at the University of Hull, completing an undergraduate degree in Sports Rehabilitation. Previous experience in football includes, assisting fellow therapist Luke Treadwell at Lincoln United FC for the 17/18 season. Because of this Hayden was given the role of lead therapist for Lincoln United FC's Development team. Outside of football he gained valuable experience at Super League rugby side Wakefield Trinity. Hayden was approached by Mike Hine at the start of the 18/19 season to come on board as Lincoln City FC’s first team Sports Rehabilitator.
Assistant Performance Analyst
After studying at Lincoln College, Jordan studied Sport Science at Nottingham Trent University. While at university, Jordan gained experience working with Nottingham Forest ladies first team, before moving to the mens academy, working primarily as the U23 assistant performance analyst. Having recently graduated from university, Jordan took on the role of assistant performance analyst at the start of the 18/19 season.
Julian, who has a BSc (Hon) Podiatry BSc Nursing, left school at Lincoln Christ Hospital school and undertook his nursing degree where he graduated and became a Theatre Nurse Practitioner. After his nursing of 12 years at Leicester Royal Infirmary, Julian, who also attends most matches home and away, entered Podiatry with a Degree with Honours from Huddersfield University. Since graduation, Julian has been looking after the team's Podiatry needs for the past two years. Julian specialises in gait analysis, biomechanics and nail surgery. While running his business First Class FootCare.