|Full name||Thomas A. Barcroft|
|Date of birth||1870|
|Place of birth||Wigan, Lancashire|
|Date of death||26 September 1946|
|Place of death||Blackpool|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only|
A 33-year-old Barcroft was in charge for the first game of the 1903–04 season. Under his leadership, Blackpool won eleven and drew five of their 34 League games. They finished fourth from bottom.
The following campaign, 1904–05, saw an identical finishing position.
Barcroft remained as secretary at Bloomfield Road for the next quarter-century. On 3 July 1934, he received an illuminated manuscript in recognition of his 31 years of service to the club. He had even deputised in goal during the 1901–02 season, after Joe Dorrington missed the train from Blackpool to Leicester.
He died 26 September 1946 at his home in Blackpool, he was 75.