Dewsbury Rams can reveal that club legend Nathan Graham has been appointed as head coach Lee Greenwood’s assistant.
Graham who has a wealth of knowledge and experience in the sport will now look to help Greenwood in the 2021 campaign.
Having had a superb playing career where he played for Bradford Bulls and York City Knights. It was his two spells at Dewsbury which he is most fondly remembered for by Rams supporters.
Graham joined Dewsbury in 1989 and played for the club untill 1995. He then left to play for the Bulls. However he soon returned to wear the Rams shirt again where he would cement his place as a club legend.
Graham returned to Dewsbury in 1999 and helped the club achieve first place in the Northern Ford Premiership.
He was instrumental in helping the Rams win three major honours in the year 2000. Winning the Trans Pennine Cup over Leigh. The club also topped the table again that year winning the Northern Ford Premiership before beating Leigh at Bury’s Gigg Lane to take the Grand Final.
Graham is also a former international player for Scotland. He has amassed 10 caps for his country and played in the 2000 Rugby League World Cup. He gained his first cap in 1998 and was the 52nd player to be selected to play for Scotland.
After finishing his career Graham took to coaching. First with amateur side Drighlington ARLFC then Keighley Cougars in 2016. He now coaches the Scotland squad and is looking forward to a successful World Cup campaign in 2021.
Alongside his playing and coaching days, Graham works in the NHS as an operating department practitioner on the anaesthetic team. He has been helping to fight the battle against Covid-19.
On making Graham his assistant, head coach Lee Greenwood said: “I’m really happy to add Nathan to our coaching staff. He brings a wealth of experience and is a hero at the club from his playing days.
“While he has been busy with coaching internationally at Scotland, I know he wants to be involved in the game week to week.
“We had a big number of experienced applicants for the assistant coaches role which was pleasing, but Nathan seems a perfect fit.”