Graeme Lee

Spennymoor Town

Graeme Lee is a 46-year old football coach serving as the First Team Manager of Spennymoor Town Football Club since . He has previously been associated with Darlington, Hartlepool United, Hartlepool United and Marske United during his career.

Lee became the First Team Manager of Spennymoor Town in January 2024, following his tenure at Marske United. Born in Middlesbrough into a football family, Lee had a notable playing career in the Football League, making over 500 senior appearances. He began his career at Hartlepool United, debuting at 17 against Arsenal in the League Cup. Lee quickly became a key player, helping the team reach the League Two play-offs three times and achieve automatic promotion in 2002/03. His impressive performances led to a move to Sheffield Wednesday, where he was named Player of the Year and helped the team win promotion in 2004/05.

Lee continued his career at Doncaster Rovers, where he captained the team to an EFL Trophy victory in 2007. Subsequent loans at Hartlepool and Shrewsbury Town preceded permanent moves to Bradford City and Notts County, where he secured another promotion. In 2011, he joined Darlington but left due to financial issues, finishing his playing career at Celtic Nation. Transitioning to coaching, Lee spent over a decade at Middlesbrough’s Academy, eventually becoming the Lead Coach for the Under-23s in 2019. His managerial ambitions led him to Hartlepool United in 2021, where he guided the team to the EFL Trophy semi-finals and the FA Cup Fourth Round.

Despite a brief stint at Hartlepool, Lee’s determination remained strong. He joined Marske United last summer, managing to steer the club away from relegation threats. Lee’s move to Spennymoor Town aligns him with his father Tony’s legacy, who managed Spennymoor United in the early 2000s. Lee’s experience and familial connection to the club bring a promising future for Spennymoor Town.