The iSelect Gold Coast Titans have bolstered the club’s coaching ranks for 2014, with official confirmation that former North Queensland Cowboys Head Coach Neil Henry will join the club as an Assistant Coach next season.
Henry has agreed to join the club for season 2014 in a new appointment working alongside the club’s existing NRL coaching staff in Head Coach John Cartwright and Assistant Coaches Steve Murphy and Trevor Gillmeister.
The terms of the contract ensures Henry is fully committed to the Titans for season 2014.
Henry has previously worked as an Assistant Coach at the Cowboys from 2002-06 before undertaking Head Coaching roles at both the Canberra Raiders (2007-09) and the Cowboys (2010-13).
He has also previously worked as an Assistant Coach with the Queensland State of Origin team from 2006-09 during the Maroons’ rise to prominence under Coach Mal Meninga.
iSelect Titans Head Coach John Cartwright said it was a boost for the Titans to have Henry on board.
“Neil has plenty of experience coaching in the NRL so to have someone of his calibre joining the club will add enormously to our coaching group,’’ said Cartwright.
“I’m sure the players are going to be the ones that benefit, as an extra member of the coaching staff will ensure that they receive more one-on-one time with the coaches.
“We have a great coaching group here already and I’m sure Neil’s skill set will bring a new element to the table.’’
Henry said he was excited about joining the Titans and also the change in roles.
“I’m grateful for the opportunity to work with Titans and I’m really looking forward to it,’’ said Henry.
“The Titans are a relatively new club with a strong and exciting playing roster moving forward so I’m looking forward to contributing in a coaching capacity.
“The club has made a commitment to strengthening their coaching staff and that gives me the opportunity to work a bit more hands on with the players than you do as a head coach so I’m excited about that.’’
The Titans resume pre-season training in the first week of November.