First Team MANAGER
Jimmy Ball joins the Stags from EFL League Two club Stevenage, where he was the Assistant Manager to former Southampton player Paul Tisdale since January 2022. Last season, as Interim Manager of Forest Green Rovers, he took them to the semi-finals of the League Two Promotion Play-Offs, having previously coached their Under-18s.
The son of England 1966 World Cup-winner Alan Ball, he was a player in the youth academies of Exeter City and Southampton during his father’s managerial stints at the two clubs, before playing for BAT Sports. He moved into coaching at Christchurch, before joining the backroom staff at Portsmouth and moving on to Dublin-based League of Ireland club, Shelbourne. After a spell in the United States, Ball returned to England to coach in the academies at Blackburn Rovers and Stoke City. He joined Forest Green Rovers in April 2021.
Ball joins the Stags in a full-time capacity. His role will include overseeing all of the Club’s football operations, in addition to managing the First Team.
Steve played as a goalkeeper for Bashley, Totton & Eling and Romsey Town before retiring and becoming Goalkeeper Coach at AFC Totton for the first time in 2013.
He became the Stags' Caretaker Manager in March 2015 and was given the job on a permanent basis a month later. His reign in the hot seat latest for 18 months, though he later returned to the Club as Goalkeeper Coach under Louis Langdown.
In the summer of 2019, Steve joined the former Leicester City and Portsmouth striker Steve Claridge's management team at Salisbury FC, before returning to the Snows Stadium in February 2022 for a fourth spell.
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Andy was part of former AFC Totton manager Glenn Howe’s management team for five seasons whilst at Blackfield & Langley, before following him to join the Stags.
A diploma-qualified soft tissue remedial therapist, Andy comes from a junior football and basketball coaching background with 16 years' experience of coaching in the local area.
A keen competitive time trials cyclist, he recently represented TeamGB at the Amateur World Championships in France.
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A long-term AFC Totton fan, Adam is a familiar face around the Snows Stadium where he has been the First Team Kit Man for 10 years since being mentored in the role by his predecessor, the late Dave Cox. Adam is a firm believer that non-league football clubs belong at the heart of their local communities but they rely upon the support and hard work of volunteers.
In addition to helping out on the gates at Totton & Eling and Southampton FC Women matches, Adam is also a member of the England Travel Club, which has taken him to the World Cups in Germany and South Africa, and European Championships in Ukraine and France, as well as less celebrated footballing territories such as San Marino.
He estimates that he has watched games at more than 300 football grounds across the world, where he is always keen to extend the hand of friendship – whether at non-league level or at major international tournaments.