Nathan Brown has called for time in his major coaching career after 20 years and five different clubs.
He broke the news to Nine’s Danny Weidler in a zoom interview just hours after he resigned as Warriors coach.
“Of course my coaching is over. I’ve been coaching for 20 years now and it’s always going to be my last job,” Brown said.
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“There comes a time in life where my family has to be more important than my coaching career, that’s the reality.
“I do not apologize for that.
“My eldest daughter went to 11 different schools and changed schools in 12 years.
“My family has accepted all the sacrifices for me. It has come to a stage where there is a little more stability to move to a different area of the rugby league.”
Brown’s longest job was at St. George’s Elwara, where he started in 2003 and coached 164 games.
He then coached Huddersfield and St. Helens together for five years before returning to Australia in England to take charge of the Knights.
His four seasons at Newcastle have been tough – a 25.5 percent win is an unwanted mark in his career – and he moved on to join the Warriors, where he became head coach in 2021.
Although he will not be head coach of any club again, Brown is not leaving the game altogether.
“I want to work with young players and help with list management,” he told 9News.
“Help coaches of pitiful players and young coaches … (NRL) Help make a list together for the top 30, help keep someone employed.”
Stacey Jones will serve as interim Warriors coach while the club sets out to find a full-time replacement for Brown.
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