Basil Hayward

Number of games in charge: 151

Number of seasons in charge: 4

Basil Hayward xx/04/1960 - xx/02/1964

Played 151, Won 81, Drew 27, Lost 43, Win Rate 53.64%

In charge for exactly the same number of games as his predecessor, Basil Hayward was appointed in April 1960. Following on from previous managers, this was Hayward’s first appointment in management and he was also registered to play.

Born in April 1928 in Leek, Staffordshire, he joined Port Vale in 1946 for a twelve year spell, making 349 league appearances and scoring 55 goals. He then moved to Portsmouth for two years before taking the Huish hot-seat. A versatile player, he could play at centre-half, left-back and centre forward. In his first full season in charge he won the Southern League Cup, came third in the Southern League and reached the First Round proper of the FA Cup. The following season a 4th placed finish was achieved in the Southern League and again First Round in the FA Cup.

He left in February 1964 for Bedford Town, despite Yeovil being on course to win the Southern League in 1963/64. He later managed Gillingham and Telford United before retiring. He died in December 1989 in Stoke-on-Trent aged 61.