James Rowe was appointed as Coasters boss in early March after the departure of former manager Jim Bentley.
Rowe began his coaching career after retiring at just 27 years old, moving into a role with Birmingham City Academy before going on to work in West Ham United’s Academy. He later left in 2015 and was appointed as Assistant Manager to Garry Waddock at Aldershot Town. Despite interest from League Two sides for the pair, both remained at the Shots and guided them to two successive play-off positions in 2016/17 & 2017/18 before leaving by mutual consent.
A spell at Gloucester City followed, where he equalled their best league start in 78 years, as well as eight wins from nine games. The successful spell there led to him taking on the Chesterfield job, where he took them from 22nd in the league to sixth and secured a play-off place. In his first full year at Chesterfield, Rowe guided the Spireites to 101 points from 50 league games and set up a FA Cup Third Round tie with Chelsea at Stamford Bridge.
He left Chesterfield by mutual consent, and after a period out of the game, he returned to the dugout with Fylde on the 8th of March 2022.