Ranking the 12 current Super League coaches

The 2021 season sees more head coach changes in what is set to be a very interesting season in Super League. 

There will be three new head coaches who have never coached in the top-flight before. 

We look at the 12 head coaches and their winning percentage in the league. 

12. Brett Hodgson – Hull FC 0%

This will be Hodgson’s first step into a top-level head coaching role after only being at the helm of academy and reserve teams.

11. Richard Marshall – Salford Red Devils 0%

Having been assistant coach for the last two seasons at St Helens, Marshall will bring a winning mentality to Salford. He will be helped by the fact that he has experience as a head coach in the Championship with Halifax.

10. John Duffy – Leigh Centurions 0%

Not having coached in the Super league before, we will see how Duffy copes in his first year, but he has done well in the Championship over the last few seasons with Leigh.

9. Chris Chester – Wakefield Trinity

Played    Won       Lost     Draw      Win %
172            73           97            2          42.4%

In what has been a steady spell for Chester at Wakefield, he will look to replicate the team’s Super 8s form when Trinity finished in the play-offs from 2016 to 2018 rather than the last couple of seasons where they have struggled. Also had experience as head coach at Hull KR.

8. Richard Agar – Leeds Rhinos

Played Won    Lost     Draw    Win %
206    93          110         3          45.1%

Agar will look to bring Leeds back to the big time after reaching the Elimination Play-off in 2020. Also was head coach of Wakefield and Hull FC.

7. Steve McNamara – Catalans Dragons

Played Won     Lost      Draw     Win %
156       72          80          4           46.2%

After a tough season in his first year at the French club, McNamara built Catalans into a strong force at home. The Dragons will look to push on from their semi-final appearance in 2020 and be the first non-British team to win the Super League. Also been at Bradford.

6. Ian Watson – Huddersfield Giants

Played Won      Lost        Draw    Win %

164       80           84           0          46.9%

Having guided Salford to a Grand Final in 2019, Huddersfield fans will be excited to see what Watson can do at the John Smith’s Stadium 

5. Daryl Powell – Castleford Tigers 

Played Won      Lost      Draw    Win %
271        156        109         6          57.7%

Having coached Leeds and Castleford in Super League, Powell will look to have another great run and get to the Grand Final with Castleford 

4. Steve Price – Warrington Wolves 

Played Won     Lost     Draw      Win %
80          47         32           1          58.8%

The Australian has been hit-and-miss since coming to the Wire, but Price has steered his side to a Grand Final – though they lost.

3. Tony Smith – Hull KR 

Played Won     Lost   Draw    Win %
443      273       160        10        61.6%

Smith boasts a very long career which has seen him coach over 400 games for four different sides. Though he’s won the title twice, that’s unlikely to be replicated with KR. Aside from the Robins, Smith has also coached at Leeds, Warrington and Huddersfield.

2. Adrian Lam – Wigan Warriors

Played  Won       Lost    Draw    Win %
51             33          18         0          61.8%

After a tough start in 2019 when he lost seven of his first 10 games, Adrian Lam turned it around. He guided his Wigan side to consecutive second place finishes and reached the Grand Final in 2021. 

1. Kristian Woolf – St Helens 

Played Won  Lost      Draw       Win %
  23         15          8             0         65.2%

Although he’s only had one season as a head coach in Super League, he’s had a very good start to life at St Helens after winning the title at the first time of asking. 

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