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Stuart Parnaby

Pre/Rehab & Conditioning Coach



Date of birth




A versatile full-back during his playing days, Parnaby came through the ranks at Middlesbrough and went on to make his senior debut for the club in a League Cup tie against Macclesfield Town in 2000.

The Durham-born star was part of Boro’s League Cup winning squad in 2004, helped them to the FA Cup semi-final in 2006 and also started in the 2006 UEFA Cup Final.

After leaving the Teessiders, Parnaby spent four years on the books at Birmingham City before returning for another two years at The Riverside Stadium.

In 2014, then Pools boss Colin Cooper swooped to secure his services but injury played havoc with his time at The Vic and in the end he was forced to announce his retirement from professional football.

That decision allowed him to concentrate on his passion for fitness and conditioning work and he continued at the Club in a voluntary capacity until April 2016 when he was appointed as Pre/Rehabilitation and Conditioning Coach.

At the end of the 2016/17 campaign, Parnaby formed part of a four-man management team which took charge of the final two games following the departure of Dave Jones.