Former Queensland Origin player Adam Mogg will coach Redcliffe Dolphins in Intrust Super Cup replacing Anthony Griffin
Anthony Griffins move to Penrith Panthers left Intrust Super Cup side Redcliffe Dolphins without a coach for 2016, but now they have a Queensland Origin hero at the helm.
The club appointed Adam Mogg as head coach on Thursday ? the right man for the job according to Redcliffes football manager Grant Cleal.
Mogg is no stranger to the Intrust Super Cup competition or Dolphin Oval having played 106 first grade games for Redcliffe including the 1997 and 2000 premierships.
He played just two Origin matches but quickly became a fan favourite after scoring two tries on debut in Queenslands 30-6 win in game two of the 2006 series.
After a stellar NRL career including time at Paramatta and Canberra as well as French side the Catalans, Mogg retired in 2010 and was appointed head coach at the then Sunshine Coast Sea Eagles (now Falcons).
He made his return to Dolphin Oval as an assistant to John Dixon in 2012 ? the year Redcliffe made it to the grand final ? before landing a role with New Zealand Warriors.
Mogg impressed the Warriors enough as an assistant coach to be offered a two-year contract which he declined due to business interests and his young family being based on the Sunshine Coast.
Redcliffe Dolphins general manager of football Grant Cleal said Mogg would start in the role immediately, beginning with pre-season training on Friday night.
We did an extensive search both locally and overseas to come up with the right man following Anthony Griffins departure and we know we have found him, Cleal said.
Redcliffe has underperformed in recent years. After losing the 2012 grand final to Wynnum Manly, the Dolphins finished in seventh place in 2013, dropped to third last in 2014 and narrowly missed the top-six in 2015.
Source: Quest News