The Gold Coast Titans have further bolstered their coaching ranks, signing former Bulldog, Origin and Test player Jim Dymock as Senior Assistant Coach.
Dymock, currently an assistant coach at Cronulla will join new head coach Justin Holbrook at the club in November.
The pair have a long history, going back to their days at Canterbury.
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The signing is a great coup for the Titans who are continuing to rebuild for next year after a horror 2019 season.
Dymock served his apprenticeship under Ricky Stuart at the Roosters, moving with him to the Sharks.
He later worked under Kevin Moore at Canterbury and briefly took over the top job when Moore quit in 2011, but that job was ultimately given to Des Hasler.
Dymock was in the running for the job again when Hasler was sacked, only to miss out again, before he quit the Bulldogs and joined Shane Flanagan at the Sharks.
When Flanagan was rubbed out of the game, he was a shot at that job too before John Morris was handed the role.
Titans Chief Executive Steve Mitchell said Dymock has highly respected and will be a good fit at the club.
“He has done a long coaching apprenticeship, and knows the NRL inside and out. He has a long association with Justin Holbrook stretching back many years, based on mutual respect for each other’s abilities and their outstanding qualities as human beings.
“Like Justin, Jim gets the best out of his players because of the respect he shows to them, and the respect he commands in return with his rugby league knowledge and fabulous pedigree in the game.
“Jim has been there and done it all as a player, and the incredible toughness, resilience and skill that were hallmarks of his career as a player are also the attributes that he builds into the teams he coaches.