Coaching & Sports Science
Joined the Club:
Yeovil Town, Clevedon Town, Torquay United, Plymouth Argyle, AFC Bournemouth
Hodges joined the club as Assistant Manager in November 2020, joining from Yeovil. A winger in his playing days, Bridport-born Hodges begun his career at AFC Bournemouth, before moving Plymouth Argyle where he secured his first professional contract. He would remain at Home Park for 14 years, becoming The Pilgrims' all-time record appearance holder. He moved to rivals Torquay United in 1992 as player-coach, but became manager four years' later, replacing Eddie May. Hodges guided The Gulls to the play-off final in his second season before resigning to return to Home Park to become Plymouth manager. With Plymouth in severe financial difficulties and in an unusual position of struggling at the foot of the third division, Hodges guided them to mid-table safety in his first two seasons, before a slow start in his third year, saw him replaced by Paul Sturrock. Following his dismissal, Hodges spent some time scouting for Wolverhampton Wanderers before being appointed as manager of Clevedon Town in September 2004. He left in October 2005, with the club top of the Southern League Western Division, to become an assistant manager to Steve Thompson at Yeovil Town. He remained at Huish Park until the appointment of Russell Slade as the club's manager, and then joined Bristol Rovers in October 2006 as the club's youth team manager. Hodges returned to Plymouth Argyle again in October 2008 coaching Argyle's under 18's, and was promoted to academy director, a role he held until November 2019.