11th December 2020, 10:11 | salford

Danny Orr joins Salford as Assistant Coach

Danny Orr joins Salford as Assistant Coach

Salford Red Devils have confirmed Danny Orr has joined the club as Assistant Coach.

Orr had been an assistant coach at Castleford Tigers under Daryl Powell since 2013 following a short spell as Interim Head Coach following the departure of Ian Millward.

As a player, Orr represented Great Britain and England on the International stage and enjoyed domestic spells with hometown club Castleford Tigers on two separate occasions as well as stints with Wigan Warriors and London Broncos, then known as Harlequins RL.

Orr said: “I think this is a really good move for me, working with Rich [Richard Marshall]. He’s an enthusiastic young coach. 

“I’ve been speaking to Rich over the past few days and I’ll be focusing on coaching the attack. We have the same philosophy on a lot of things, but we’re also willing to challenge each other. 

“My Mum’s a huge Salford supporter too, so when I told her I was joining, she actually cried.”

Salford boss Marshall added: “I’m really pleased to have Danny working alongside me. 

“I spent some time at Castleford when I was head coach at Halifax, and he was part of a strong coaching team there. 

“I could see how he worked and helped develop the players. He’s an experienced assistant in Super League and will have input in our back play and attack. 

“He also has a sound knowledge on defensive systems and kicking too. Taking all that into account, it’s a really good fit for our coaching team and I’m excited to see him develop further here.” 

Director of Rugby and Operations, Ian Blease, commented: “The insight Danny will offer from his years of experience in Super League as an assistant coach and a player will be invaluable to our group.

“He has close ties to the club and has already bought into what we want to achieve. 

“Richard knows him well and I am excited to see how the team performs next seasn, under their guidance.”