Morrison praised after Dewsbury departure

Dewsbury have parted company with head coach Glenn Morrison, but have provided the former Bradford and Wakefield back-rower a glowing reference.

Morrison, 40, has been with the Rams for five years, which included two sixth placed finishes.

Assistants Karl Pryce and Jonathan Schofield have been named joint interim head coaches until a permanent appointment is made.

Rams chairman Mark Sawyer said: “Glenn approached me after the game last night.

“He felt it was in the best interests of the club for him to step down and allow us to get someone else in, and give them enough time to try and turn the performances around.

“I can only reflect positively on Glenn’s near five-year tenure as head coach of Dewsbury Rams.

“He was a part-time coach who put in full time hours and he brought some great players to the club, despite working to a limited budget.

“While results so far this season have been disappointing, it should be noted that Glenn delivered the club’s highest finishing position in many years during his time with us.

“He leaves with our sincerest best wishes.” 

Glenn Morrison said: “I want to thank the club for the opportunity and  the years I have had here.

“We have had some successful seasons that I’m proud of, but unfortunately we just have not had the results required this season, and so I feel the time is right to part ways.

“I wish Mark and the club all the success in the future.

“It has been an honour to have coached the Dewsbury Rams.”

Back in 2014, Morrison was shortlisted for the New Zealand national team coaches role.

He played more than 300 first grade games for Balmain Tigers, North Sydney Bears, North Queensland Cowboys and Parramatta Eels, before finishing his career in Super League with Bradford and Wakefield.

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