Danny Buderus and Mick Potter have both agreed to terms to join as Nathan Brown’s assistant coaches for season 2016.
Brown believes both coaches bring a wealth of experience to the Newcastle Knights and will form an important and dynamic partnership that will contribute to the future success of the team.
Potter, a former professional rugby league player who made 201 first grade games, has held the position of head coach at the Catalans Dragons, St Helens and the Bradford Bulls in the Super League Clubs as well as the Wests Tigers in the NRL.
“He has had 12 years as a head coach, so provides not only a lot of experience but knowledge for the whole organisation,” Brown said.
“He has won grand finals as a player and was an outstanding fullback.
“With all the outside backs we have coming through, he’ll be very adaptive in coaching those guys."
Meanwhile, Buderus remains at the Club in an assistant coach capacity after a stint as the Newcastle Knights’ interim head coach at the end of the 2015 season.
“Danny is a local guy and played in the last side that won a grand final for Newcastle. He knows what works in Newcastle and what doesn’t work,” Brown added.
“He is a highly successful player and someone who is highly regarded, not only in Newcastle, but throughout the whole game."
Brown is confident Buderus and Potter possess the skill and talent that will provide innovation within the Knights coaching department.
“They will work great together. They are two different personalities but both really good, honest people,” he said.
“Their experiences are very different and the positions they’ve played in are very different."