NSW Waratahs announce decision regarding Darren Coleman

NSW Waratahs announce decision regarding Darren Coleman

The NSW Waratahs today announce that the contract of Head Coach Darren Coleman will not be extended beyond the conclusion of the 2024 Super Rugby Pacific season.

Coleman will remain as Head Coach for the final two matches of the 2024 season against Moana Pasifika at Go Media Stadium and the Queensland Reds at Allianz Stadium.

The Waratahs would like to thank Coleman for his efforts over the past three seasons.

Coleman joined the NSW Waratahs as Head Coach in June 2021 and achieved Quarter-Final finishes in both the 2022 and 2023 seasons.

CEO Paul Doorn acknowledged Coleman’s contribution to the club throughout his tenure.

“During his tenure, Darren has brought a deep connection to rugby in NSW, especially the Shute Shield, a passion for the game, and dedication to the team,” Doorn said.

“His leadership of the program has always been very authentic, and he has built genuine connections with staff, players, and Waratah fans.

“Under Darren's leadership, the NSW Waratahs have navigated through three challenging seasons, with resilience and determination being key aspects of his coaching.

“His instillment of ‘Tah Tough’ to the team’s on-field performances has been commendable, fostering a culture of teamwork and hard grind.

“The decision not to extend Darren's contract was made after careful consideration and evaluation of the high-performance function, the team's performance, and the future objectives of our organisation.

“The NSW Waratahs expresses our gratitude to Darren for his hard work and dedication throughout his time with our club and extends its best wishes to Darren for his future endeavours.

“We sincerely thank him for his contributions to the NSW Waratahs and rugby in NSW.”

The process to identify and appoint a new Head Coach of the Waratahs for the 2025 season and beyond has now officially commenced.

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