Rabbitohs 2022 Senior Coaching Staff

15th July 2021

The South Sydney Rabbitohs are delighted to announce that John Morris will join the Rabbitohs as an Assistant Coach for the 2022 and 2023 seasons, alongside Ben Hornby who has extended his tenure with the Club for a further two seasons. Rabbitohs incoming Head Coach Jason Demetriou will lead the 2022 Rabbitohs squad in his first season as an NRL Head Coach with the assistance of a 300-game player and a coach with previous NRL Head Coaching experience in Morris, as well as another assistant with International, State of Origin and Premiership-winning experience that has been working with the Rabbitohs for the past two seasons in Hornby.

Rabbitohs Head of Football, Mark Ellison, said it was important to bed down the coaching structure for 2022 early as the Club pushes forward with its 2021 campaign. "We’re very happy with the calibre of coaches that will be leading the Club in 2022 and beyond," Mr Ellison said. "Jason has done a long coaching apprenticeship in the NRL, United Kingdom, Queensland Cup and New South Wales Cup and he is certainly ready to step up into the Head Coach role. For him to be able to call on a young yet experienced group of Assistant Coaches for support is very important and we couldn’t be happier with the coaching team we’ve assembled with him. John has shown he has what it takes to coach at the top levels, as has Ben. They have a wealth of playing experience on their side but they have also developed a strong coaching background over the past decade to be the right men to appoint as Assistant Coaches to Jason. In saying all of this, we still have a campaign on which to concentrate in 2021, and Jason and Ben will play a big role in supporting Wayne (Bennett) and the team over the next three months as we work towards securing our 22nd premiership for this Club."

Jason Demetriou

Position        - NRL Head Coach

Coaching Record - NRL Assistant Coach – South Sydney (2019-21)
                - NRL Assistant Coach - Brisbane (2017-18)
                - NRL Assistant Coach - St George-Illawarra (2016)
                - NSW Cup Coach - Illawarra (2016 – NRL National State Champions, NSW ISP Premiers, NSW ISP Coach of the Year)
                - NRL Assistant Coach - North Queensland (2015)
                - Qld Cup Coach - Northern Pride (2013-14 – NRL National State Champions 2014, QLD ISC Champions 2014, QLD ISC Coach of the Year 2013)
                - Head Coach - Keighley (2011-12 – Championship 1 Premiers 2011, Championship 1 Coach of the Year 2011)
John Morris

Position        - NRL Assistant Coach

Coaching Record - NRL Head Coach – Cronulla-Sutherland (2019-21)
                - Under 20s Coach – Cronulla-Sutherland (2016-17 – NYC Coach of the Year 2017)
                - Development Coach – Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks (2015)

Ben Hornby

Position        - NRL Assistant Coach

Coaching Record - Development Coach - South Sydney (2020-21)
                - NRL Assistant Coach - St George-Illawarra Dragons (2015-19)
                - Assistant Coach - World All Stars (2016-17)
                - NYC Co-Coach - St George Illawarra (2014)
                - SG Ball Coach - St George Illawarra (2013)

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