Steve Price

A few short weeks ago, you would not have thought that Steve Price would be given a new deal at the Dragons given their poor form to start the season, but after a few wins on the trot, the St George Illawarra Dragons decided to give Steve Price a new contract for the 2014 season, with an option for the 2015 season.

Announced before yesterday’s annual ANZAC Day clash against the Sydney Roosters, a game that the Dragons lost, after a process that saw the club linked to a number of coaches, Dragons CEO Peter Doust says the board decided Price was still the man to lead the club forward.

“Our contractual situation enabled us to explore options which we have been doing and the Board has resolved to offer an extension to Steve Price,” said Doust.

“The Board have taken a very close interest in Steve’s continued development as an NRL Coach since he was extended the opportunity to be Head Coach of the Dragons in 2011 and we believe that he is to be respected for his contributions and disposition towards the Dragons, through testing times”.

Price, who is just 34, is honoured to have sealed an extension and is humbled at the opportunity to continue as Dragons coach.

“I have been at the Dragons as a Coach since 2002 and love everything about it, the history and tradition and all the people associated with the Club,” said Price.

“I feel very proud to be able to continue my association and am thankful to the Dragons Board for giving me the opportunity and I am excited about the future.

“In saying this, I have remained very focused on this season and have not let the discussions distract me from what I have needed to do this season and I am really confident about where we are headed.”

By ricky

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