Former Eagle Howieson gets Rams coaching job

Former Eagle Howieson gets Rams coaching job

JACK HOWIESON has been confirmed as Lee Greenwood’s new assistant coach at Dewsbury Rams.

The club were on the lookout for a new number two following the departures of Rikki Sheriffe and Gareth Greenwood at the end of the 2019 season and Howieson, who has previously taken joint-charge of League One side Hemel Stags, has now been appointed as a replacement.

The 38-year-old played his entire 13-year career at Sheffield Eagles as a prop forward and also won 11 Scotland caps, including featuring at the 2008 World Cup.

After retiring as captain with the Eagles, he returned to his hometown Hemel Hempstead and coached junior sides before becoming a head coach for the Stags in the 2018 season – their final year in the professional leagues.

On Howieson’s appointment to the Rams coaching staff, boss Greenwood said: “I think Jack will be a great addition to the coaching staff. He was the captain in a very strong Sheffield side which included a lot of experience and quality players.

“He understands the game and will bring his own ideas, enthusiasm and a real work ethic. I have spoken to numerous people that say he has a good coaching career ahead of him and this is a brilliant move for him after coaching at Hemel previously.”

Greenwood confirmed this week that his new squad will start pre-season training in the second week of November, similarly to in his first campaign in charge.

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