Former NRL Head Coach Steve Price today officially joined the Sharks coaching staff as NRL Assistant Coach.
With a wealth of NRL experience, Price is set to become a valuable addition to Shane Flanagan’s coaching team.
“Steve is a great addition to our staff and I’m certainly looking forward to having him as my assistant coach and to working alongside him,” Flanagan said. “He was an NRL assistant for a long period before stepping up into a Head coaching role and his experience and knowledge will be invaluable for us.
“Steve’s appointment complements the other staff changes, which has included the appointment of High Performance Coach Andrew Gray and a skilled training and medical staff.”
A local Sutherland Shire resident, Price was excited about the new challenge at the Sharks.
“I’m excited about the opportunity and to be working with Shane, his staff and the playing group here at the Sharks,” Price said. “Shane is looking to implement cultural change and I’m keen to be a part of that.”
Price began his coaching career at the Dragons with the Jersey Flegg under 20’s back in 2002, before graduating to the Premier League and Toyota Cup 20’s sides before being appointed an NRL Assistant coach in 2010. Price was elevated to the position of Head Coach in 2012, where he was at the helm for 58 NRL games at the St George Illawarra Club.
Price joins Flanagan, James Shepherd, and Gray as senior members of the Sharks coaching team, with Shepherd to also take on the role of coach of the Sharks Under-20’s NYC team.
His appointment was effective immediately, with Price casting a watchful eye over day one of the Sharks pre-season as the playing group went through the various testing procedures.