ST.HELENS have appointed Nathan Brown as their new Head Coach on a three-year deal.
He will take up the position at the end of this season after his current contract with Huddersfield Giants expires.
Brown, 38, was formerly the Head Coach of St. George Illawarra in the NRL and is in his final season of four as Head Coach of Huddersfield Giants, who are currently top of the Stobart Super League table.
Saints Chairman, Eamonn McManus, stated: “We are extremely pleased that Nathan will be joining us next season. I believe he is ideally suited for the Saints both with regard to the way we want to play and as to what we aim to achieve in terms of success.
“He is still a relatively young coach but already has pedigree and experience gained over many years as a Head Coach at the highest levels both in the NRL and in Super League.”
Assistant Coach, Kieron Cunningham, stated: “I’m excited about Nathan’s arrival and really look forward to working with him. The strength of our squad and of our coaching team in the years ahead will put us in a very strong position to continue to improve and to succeed at the highest level.”
Nathan Brown added: “It’s an honour to be appointed the Head Coach of St.Helens. They are a great and historic club and continuously associated with success; I’m relishing the challenge for next season onwards. They have a strong first team squad and more promising youngsters coming through their system, along with a great new stadium and training facility.
“That said, this season is all about Huddersfield Giants for me and it’s good to get this announcement out of the way so that I can concentrate totally on the job at hand.”
Nathan was appointed coach of the Dragons on 2003 after making 172 appearances for the side in the NRL. He was a hooker and scored 32 tries.
He coached St George to a second-placed position in 2005, but lost the preliminary final to the eventual Champions Wests Tigers.
In his first season at Huddersfield he took them to the 2009 Carnegie Cup Final and has since progressed the Giants to be a real force in the game.