Iain Jenkins (born 24 November 1972) is a football player and coach, who works for the Scottish Football Association (SFA) as an Elite Development Coach. He began his playing career with Everton, from where he was loaned to Bradford City. He then went on to play for Chester City, Dundee United and Shrewsbury Town before retiring after a second spell at Chester. Although born in England, Jenkins was eligible to play for Northern Ireland, for whom he made six international appearances.
Jenkins has managed Scottish junior teams Dundee North End and Tayport, and has also had coaching roles with Chester City, head of youth and reserve team manager. Broughty Athletic, [[Cowdenbeath F.C.|Cowdenbeath (back to back promotions from the third to first division) and then St Mirren prior to joining the SFA. Iain is now the Elite Performance Coach for the Scottish Football Association coaching the best National players in Scotland.
Born in Whiston (then in Lancashire, but now part of Merseyside), Jenkins began his career with Everton and made five league appearances for the club. After a short loan spell at Bradford City, Jenkins moved to Chester City, where he would stay with the Blues five years. He recovered from a car accident in November 1995 to play again within five months and went on to often captain the side before leaving for Dundee United in March 1998. By this point, Jenkins was part of the Northern Ireland squad – making him Chester's first full international since Andy Holden more than a decade earlier.
Injuries restricted Jenkins to just 14 league appearances in two years for Dundee United. Following his release from United in 2000, Jenkins moved south to Shrewsbury Town and then back to Chester City, where he ended his playing career with a handful of appearances.
Following his retirement, Jenkins became Chester youth coach, before moving to Scottish Junior Football Eastern Region North Division side Broughty Athletic in 2004. After a year there as coach, he became assistant manager at Dundee North End in June 2005, before becoming manager in June 2006. Shortly after leaving his post in May 2008, Jenkins was appointed manager of Tayport, leaving in August 2009 to become assistant manager at Cowdenbeath.
It was announced on 11 June 2010 that Jenkins had followed Danny Lennon to St Mirren as his assistant manager; he left the club amicably in July 2011. Since leaving St Mirren, Jenkins became a Scottish Football Association performance coach.