Huddersfield have promoted Andy Kelly to rugby manager after serving five years as head of youth.
The 58-year-old has helped bring through many youngsters into Huddersfield’s first-team but his new job will entail all operational and logistical issues of every team playing in the claret and gold.
Giants manager director, Richard Thewlis, said: “Andy is highly respected throughout our club and the game at large.
“In reviewing our season with Simon [Woolford, coach], it became apparent too much of his time was spent on matters that could be best dealt with by Andy who was in turn looking to widen his involvement with the first-team to more than just matchdays.
“The role of rugby manager is a natural fit for Andy and will enable more hands on coaching and conditioning time for all the first-grade staff and take away their administrative and logistical burdens which whilst being vital for the smooth running and optimisation of the club it is felt are best sat on Andy’s desk.
“We have already said that we will do all we can off the field to impact what occurs on it and this is the first of a number of announcements that we expect to make in the coming weeks as we reshape on and off the field under Simon’s guidance.”