Colin Lippiatt

Colin Lippiatt

First date in charge: 25/01/1998

Last date in charge: 28/09/1999

Number of games in charge: 84

Number of seasons in charge: 2

Colin Lippiatt 25/01/1998 - 28/09/1999

Played 84, Won 39, Drew 20, Lost 25, Win Rate 46.43%

Colin Lippiatt first came to Huish Park in November 1997 as coach to Graham Roberts and his assistant Terry Cotton. Shortly afterwards Roberts was sacked, so Colin took the role of head coach, which in effect was also manager.

Colin was born in Hayes, Middlesex on 1st January 1942 and played at centre-half for Hayes, Ruislip Manor and Wokingham Town in the Isthmian League. His first job in coaching was in 1978 at Windsor & Eton. In 1981 he started his long association with Woking, a club he would go on to have a long association and great success with. He didn’t stay long this time round and moved to several other local clubs including assistant manager at Leatherhead and Maidenhead United. He returned to Woking in 1987 and spent 10 years with Geoff Chapple, getting Woking promoted to the Conference and then finishing runners-up twice and winning the FA Trophy 3 times. When Chapple left Woking, Lippiatt left also, but surprised many by heading down the A303 to Yeovil. Upon taking the Huish Park hotseat he had to deal with many players leaving to follow Graham Roberts, but brought quality to the club in the shape of Steve Thompson and Kevan Brown.

However Yeovil were heading towards full time football and Lippiatt was part time with a good job in the South-East in a sales role. He was not prepared to give that up and resigned to return to assist Chapple at Kingstonian.

Colin died on the 15th October 2010 following a long illness relating to pancreatic cancer.