It is somewhat of a coup for the Warrington-based club, bringing in the Kiwi who first came to the UK in 2005 with Leigh.
During his time at Leigh, Benson won the Northern Rail Cup.
Crosfields chairman Mike Donnison said: “It is Tony’s experience, proven leadership and management skills, that we see as key, to developing the players and the club.
“We are one of the biggest clubs in the UK, and are the current RFL Community Club of the Year, but we should be competing at a higher level within the Kingstone Press National Conference League. With Tony’s guidance, we are confident that we can achieve that.”
Benson said: “It was great to understand what Crosfields is all about, what makes it great and what needs to improve. Needless to say I am impressed and loved the feel of the place, which is important to me. I’m glad to be on-board and see it as a privilege to be coaching at such a historic, proud and soundly established Club, and look forward to seeing what we can achieve in 2015.”