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Coaches Honour Roll

Since 1922 the Club has appointed official Head Coaches (with a few exceptions), with the responsibility given to captains to lead the side in the formative years of the competition.

Some of the greatest coaches in the code's history have held the clipboard in charge of the Tricolours, including Arthur 'Pony' Halloway, Jack Gibson, Bob Fulton, Phil Gould and current mentor Trent Robinson.

The full name and years served as the Sydney Roosters Head Coach:

  Coach # First Name  Last Name  Player/Coach Games Coached
1922-1924 1 Ray Norman Head Coach 41
1926 2 Jack ‘Bluey’ Watkins Player/Coach 17
1929 3 Harry Caples Player/Coach 3
1929 4 George Boddington Head Coach 13
1930-1931 5 Arthur ‘Pony’ Halloway Head Coach 89
1932 6 Frank Burge Head Coach 15
1933-1938   Arthur ‘Pony’ Halloway Head Coach 89
1939 7 Ray Stehr Player/Coach 14
1940 8 Dave Brown Player/Coach 16
1941   Ray Stehr Player/Coach 16
1942 9 Joe Pearce Player/Coach 16
1943   Dave Brown Head Coach 14
1944   Joe Pearce Head Coach 14
1945   Arthur ‘Pony’ Halloway Head Coach 16
1946   Ray Stehr Head Coach 14
1947   Arthur ‘Pony’ Halloway Head Coach 18
1948 10 Percy Williams Head Coach 16
1949   Ray Stehr Head Coach 18
1950-1952 11 Ernie Norman Head Coach 54
1953 12 Col Donohoe Player/Coach 19
1954 13 Ferris Ashton Player/Coach 18
1955-1956 14 Frank O’Connor Head Coach 36
1957-1959   Dave Brown Head Coach 54
1960 15 Dick Dunn Head Coach 23
1961 16 Terry Fearnley Player/Coach 10
1961-1963   Dick Dunn Head Coach 44
1964 17 Nat Silcock Head Coach 18
1965-1966 18 Bert Holcroft Head Coach 36
1967-1968 19 Jack Gibson Head Coach 46
1969 20 Louis Neumann Player/Coach 22
1970-1972 21 Don Furner Head Coach 69
1973-1976   Jack Gibson Head Coach 73
1977-1978 22 Arthur Beetson Player/Coach 47
1979 23 Bob Fulton Player/Coach 22
1980-1982   Bob Fulton Head Coach 78
1983-1984 24 Laurie Frier Head Coach 51
1985-1988   Arthur Beetson Head Coach 97
1989-1990 25 Russell Fairfax Head Coach 36
1990 26 Barry ‘Bunny’ Reilly Head Coach 2
1990 27 Hugh McGahan Player/Coach 6
1991-1994 28 Mark Murray Head Coach 80
1994   Arthur Beetson Head Coach 8
1995-1999 29 Phil Gould Head Coach 124
2000-2001 30 Graham Murray Head Coach 57
2002-2006 31 Ricky Stuart Head Coach 130
2007 32 Chris Anderson Head Coach 16
2007-2009 33 Brad Fittler Head Coach 58
2010-2012 34 Brian Smith Head Coach 76
2013- 35 Trent Robinson Head Coach 301*

*denotes current coach

 

Acknowledgement of Country

Sydney Roosters respect and honour the Traditional Custodians of the land and pay our respects to their Elders past, present and future. We acknowledge the stories, traditions and living cultures of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples on the lands we meet, gather and play on.