Robert Henry Scaife is an English former professional football player.
Scaife was born in Northallerton, North Riding of Yorkshire.
After leaving the professional game he participated in over 1000 games as either a player or manager in the Northern League. He began his career as an apprentice with Middlesbrough, turning professional in October 1972. However, he failed to make the Middlesbrough first team and made his league debut after joining Halifax Town on loan in January 1975.
Scaife joined Hartlepool United in September 1975 and went on to make 80 league appearances before joining Rochdale in October 1977 where he was to end his league career.
On leaving Rochdale, he joined Whitby Town where his father, Bob, was chairman, later playing for Scarborough, Guisborough Town, South Bank and Newcastle Blue Star. He led Dunston to two league titles and five league cups before leaving at the end of the 2006-2007 season.
In June 2007, Scaife took over as manager of Billingham Synthonia. Bob is now assistant manager at Whitby Town, working alongside the legendary Harry Dunn.