In the world of rugby league, very rarely does a coach in particular, remain in one role for the duration of their careers – and for former Sydney Roosters and North Queensland Cowboys coach Graham Murray, this rings true.
A well-respected figure off the field, Murray will embark on the next step in his coaching career, as he takes over the reins at Intrust Super Cup side, the Wynnum-Manly Seagulls, following the departure of last year's coach Paul Green.
Murray, who was at one stage the Chief Executive of the Seagulls from 2010 to the start of this year, now returns to the cub in a head coaching capacity, one that he is looking forward to immensely.
“I have enjoyed my time at Newcastle they are a great club but I am excited about returning to Wynnum,” Murray said.
“I am looking forward to being a hands on coach again. The club is in good shape and hopefully we can continue to have similar success.”
Current Chief Executive of the club, Scott Thornton, says that the club are excited to have someone with the vast experience of Murray, as their new coach.
“We're fortunate to have someone of Graham's calibre leading our club. It is a great result and will set our club up for many years to come,” said Thornton.
“Our entire club will benefit from having a former NRL and Origin coach to mentor, not only our players but our coaches and support staff as well.
“Muzz is highly respected in our community and knows the culture of the Wynnum Seagulls”.