NRL News 2022, Nathan Brown quits as Warriors coach and retires as head coach


Nathan Brown has ended his career as head coach after 20 years and five different clubs.

He revealed the news to Nine’s Danny Weidler via a Zoom interview, hours after stepping down as Warriors coach.

“Obviously my training has come to an end. I’ve been training for 20 years now and this will always be my last job,” Brown said.

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“There comes a time in life when my family has to be more important than my coaching career, that’s just the reality.

“I don’t apologize for that.

“My eldest daughter went to 11 different schools and changed schools in grade 12.

“My family has made all the sacrifices for me. I’m getting to a stage where I have to move into another area of ​​rugby league where there’s a bit more stability.”

Brown’s longest job has been at St George Illawarra, where he started in 2003 and coached 164 games.

This was followed by a spell in England where he coached Huddersfield and St Helens for five years together, before returning to Australia and taking over the Knights.

His four seasons at Newcastle were difficult – a winning record of 25.5%, an unwanted mark in his career – and he left to join the Warriors, where he became head coach in 2021.

Although he is no longer a club head coach, Brown is not quitting the game entirely.

“I would like to work with younger players and help with roster management,” he told 9News.

“Help train young players and help young coaches…help make a list for a top 30 (NRL), help someone stay employed.”

Stacey Jones will act as interim coach of the Warriors while the club struggles to find a full-time replacement for Brown.

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