Halifax have officially announced that former club captain Karl Harrison will become Head Coach for the 2012 season.
The Rhino, as he is known, is a member of the Halifax Hall of Fame and comes to Fax after a successful stint with Batley where he won the Northern Rail Cup.
Harrison joined Halifax from Hull FC in 1991 and became club captain in the mid 90’s as well as representing Great Britain.
With a wealth of coaching experience, Harrison had stints at Bradford, Keighley and Salford before taking time out of the game before going on to coach Batley.
Commenting on the deal, Harrison said “I’m absolutely thrilled to come back to Halifax . I loved playing here and the decision to leave wasn’t mine. I always hoped I’d get a chance to return, and the opportunity to take over at the beginning of a new Licensing period was just too good to refuse.
“I’ve had some great times at Batley, and it’s sad to leave. But I’m excited to get planning for next season, and hopefully build upon the success this Club has enjoyed in recent years.” said the new head coach.
“The Halifax supporters have always given me a great reception when I’ve come back for games. The team has done well in the last couple of years, and I think we can have another great season in 2012.”
Club Chairman Michael Steele said “We are delighted to have Karl on board for the future, and we have absolutely no doubt that he will deliver the success on the field and the youth development programmes the Club and its fans deserve!”