Widnes have moved to replace departing head of strength and conditioning Jon Clarke with the experienced Chris Baron.
He said: “I am really excited about starting work with the Vikings. I think the Club is a sleeping giant with massive potential.
“There is a good vibe about the place and everyone I speak to agrees the staff and players are really hard working.
“When I got the first phone call from Denis Betts about working with the team I felt humbled.
“The Club is going in the right direction and I want to be at the Vikings when, not if, the success comes.”