Peter Sharp

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For the New Zealand cricketer, see Peter Sharp (cricketer). For the Australian artist, see Peter Sharp (artist).

Peter Sharp (born 16 July 1954[1]) is an Australian professional rugby league coach. He was most recently the interim coach of the Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks in Australia's National Rugby League.

Sharp has been the head coach of the Northern Eagles and the Manly Sea Eagles from 1999 to 2003 and has also been an assistant coach at the Parramatta Eels, Newcastle Knights and Melbourne Storm.

Sharp signed with Hull in April 2006, on a two-and-a-half-year contract.[2] He replaced sacked coach John Kear.[3] Sharp left the club in 2008 by mutual consent after the club won only 4 of their opening 14 games of the season.

Sharp joined the Cronulla Sharks as assistant coach after the end of the 2011 season.[4] After the suspension handed to Shane Flanagan for twelve months for his role in the club's supplements scandal, Sharp was elevated to the role of caretaker coach, despite his reluctance to coach in the NRL again. He resigned from this role on 1 July 2014, with James Shepherd to assume this role until Flanagan returns from his suspension.[5]

Footnotes[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.rugbyleagueproject.org/players/peter-sharp/summary.html
  2. ^ Hadfield, Dave (2006-04-11). "Hull appoint Sharp as new coach in place of Kear" (fee required). AAP Sports News (Australia). Retrieved 2008-01-14. 
  3. ^ hullfc.com. "Coaches and Captains". History. Hull FC. Retrieved 18 December 2011. 
  4. ^ "Peter Sharp Joins Sharks Coaching Staff". www.sharks.com.au. 26 October 2011. Retrieved 25 October 2011. 
  5. ^ Peter Sharp resigns as Cronulla Sharks NRL coach as season goes from bad to worse, ABC Grandstand Sport (Australian Broadcasting Corporation), 1 July 2014

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Preceded by
Bob Fulton
1993–1998
Coach
Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles

1999–2003
Succeeded by
Des Hasler
2004–2011