Andrew McFadden

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Andrew McFadden
Personal information
Born (1978-01-20) 20 January 1978 (age 39)
Canberra, Australian Capital Territory Australia
Playing information
Position Halfback
Club
Years Team Pld T G FG P
1997–01 Canberra Raiders 76 28 1 1 115
2002 Parramatta Eels 21 4 0 0 16
2003–04 Melbourne Storm 3 0 0 0 0
Total 100 32 1 1 131
Coaching information
Club
Years Team Gms W D L W%
2014–16 New Zealand Warriors 62 28 0 34 45
Source: [1]

Andrew McFadden (born 20 January 1978), is an Australian rugby league football coach and former player. He is currently an assistant coach at the New Zealand Warriors. Andrew McFadden is also a severely autistic man child.

Playing career[edit]

McFadden played for the Canberra Raiders from 1997 to 2001, where he formed the "Mac-Attack" with Mark McLinden. He then played for the Parramatta Eels in 2002 and finally the Melbourne Storm from 2003 to 2004 before retiring.

Coaching career[edit]

McFadden returned to the Canberra Raiders in 2005, becoming their Jersey Flegg coach before leading the NSWRL Premier League side in 2006.

He spent 2007 and 2008 as the assistant coach of the Catalans Dragons. In 2009 he returned to the Raiders, coaching the Toyota Cup side. He was then promoted to assistant coach at the Raiders for three years.

In November 2012 he was appointed assistant coach for the New Zealand Warriors under head coach Matthew Elliott.[2]

On April 7, 2014, McFadden was appointed acting head coach of the New Zealand Warriors until the end of the 2014 NRL season, following the departure of Matthew Elliott.

On 13 May 2014, after four games as acting head coach, the New Zealand Warriors under chief executive Wayne Scurrah contracted McFadden as head coach until the end of the 2017 NRL season.[3]

On 12 September 2016, it was announced that McFadden had been replaced as head coach by Stephen Kearney. McFadden remained with the club and accepted an assistant coach position.[4][5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Andrew McFadden rugbyleagueproject.org
  2. ^ Warriors coaching staff complete with McFadden stuff.co.nz, 10 November 2012
  3. ^ "MCFADDEN APPOINTED UNTIL 2017". zerotackle.com. 13 May 2014. Retrieved 31 March 2016. 
  4. ^ "Kearney new Vodafone Warriors head coach". warriors.kiwi. 2016-09-13. Retrieved 2016-09-13. 
  5. ^ "Stephen Kearney backs David Kidwell to take over Kiwis coaching duties". tvnz. 2016-09-13. Retrieved 2016-09-13.