Brad Arthur

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Brad Arthur
Personal information
Born (1974-05-21) 21 May 1974 (age 40)
Sydney, New South Wales
Coaching information
Years Team Gms W D L W%
2012– Parramatta Eels 24 11 0 13 46
Source: [1]

Brad Arthur is an Australian professional rugby league football coach and current head coach for the Parramatta Eels of the National Rugby League.

Playing career[edit]

Arthur was a Parramatta Eels junior and played SG Ball and Under-21's for the club.[2] He then moved to the Penrith Panthers where Royce Simmons advised him he would never make first grade.[2]

Coaching career[edit]

In 1997 Arthur, aged only 22, accepted a job as a captain-coach of the Batemans Bay Tigers. In his first season the club didn't win a match however the club made the finals in their second year.[2]

Arthur then was the captain-coach of the Cairns Brothers club for eight seasons, leading the club to four premierships and six grand finals.[2]

In 2007 he was appointed the Melbourne Storm's NRL Development Coach. The side won the comp that year. In 2008 he was appointed the Melbourne Storm's inaugural Toyota Cup coach. The side won the 2009 grand final.[2] In 2010 he was promoted to an assistant coach in Melbourne alongside Stephen Kearney.

In 2011 he was appointed the assistant coach of the Parramatta Eels, following the appointment of Kearney as head coach. Kearney was fired in 2012 with six games remaining and Arthur was appointed the caretaker coach.[3] Following the appointment of Ricky Stuart as head coach for 2013, Arthur was informed that he will not be retained as an assistant coach.[4]

Starting in 2013, Arthur was appointed as the assistant coach to Geoff Toovey at the Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles.

As of the 16th of October 2013, Arthur accepted a 3 year deal to join the Parramatta Eels as head coach.