Head Coach Tom Smith is two weeks into his tenure as part of the coaching staff and has spoken of the vision for the future from benefactors Steve Lloyd & Tony De Mulder when joining the Knights.
“I sat down with Steve and Tony, their vision for the club sold it to me, last season was a tough one, hopefully there is room for improvement.”
The Scotsman had a vastly experienced playing career as he played 191 games for Northampton Saints. An ex Prop, Tom was also on the 1997 and 2001 British and Lions Tour and made 61 appearances for Scotland as well as captaining his national side on several occasions.
Tom remembers playing at Castle Park during his playing days.
“I am delighted to be Head Coach, it is a great club with great history, I played here with Northampton and I remember what a tough team it was to play against but coming here now is a new experience for me coaching in England.”
The 47-year-old is aiming for bring the best out of the Knights and is ready to get hands-on with the Head Coach role.
“Being Head Coach is a hands-on role, but also an overseeing one, we have a great team involved so hopefully I’ll be coordinating some things and hands on in other areas but generally just pushing the club in the right direction.
To succeed and win, to maximize the potential of the group and working in a happy, motivated, committed environment and to bring success to the club.”
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