Halifax appoint new head coach

Halifax have appointed Richard Marshall as their new head coach.

Marshall, 38, played for the club in the 1990s and succeeds his former captain Karl Harrison, who left the club last month.

He joins on a three-year deal after six years at Warrington, where he has served as Under 20s and first team coach.

Fax director Ian Croad said: “Richard was very impressive at interview and he’s got a fantastic background.

“As a club, we needed to raise the bar in all areas before next year’s league restructure and Richard will help us do that on the football side of the business.

“He is very, very professional in everything he does; he’s done six years at one of the biggest clubs in the game under Tony Smith and he’s coached some of the best players in the world.

“For us, I have absolutely no doubt he is the right appointment.”

Marshall will be hoping to leave Warrington on a high, after they moved within 80 minutes of a third consecutive Super League Grand Final appearance with a win over Castleford on Thursday night.

He played for Huddersfield, London, Leigh and Swinton during his playing days, and is also head coach of the England Academy side.

 

Halifax finished third in the Championship in 2014, but crashed out of the play-offs with a 25-0 defeat to Dewsbury last weekend.

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