Lenihan coach joins Titans as NRL Assistant Coach
Essential Coffee Burleigh Bears Head Coach Jimmy Lenihan will leave the Bears and take up a role with the Gold Coast Titans. The two-time Intrust Super Cup premiership-winning coach will join the Gold Coast’s NRL team as assistant Coach to Justin Holbrook.
Burleigh Bears Chief Executive Damian Driscoll said Lenihan deserved his opportunity in an NRL system, and said his new role with the Titans was a reward for Lenihan’s hard work, and a reflection of the quality of the Intrust Super Cup.
“Jimmy will absolutely be missed. He has been an integral part of the Burleigh Bears for a very long time,” Driscoll said. “But there is no more deserving person for this type of opportunity than Jimmy.
“He leaves the Bears in a terrific position, not just in regards to our success on the field, but the legacy he leaves behind around the Club’s culture and values that are at the heart of everything that we do at Burleigh.
“This opportunity is a fitting reward for all of Jimmy’s hard work, and an acknowledgement too of the great work we are doing as a Club to provide opportunities for everyone at the Bears to progress their careers to higher levels.
“The Intrust Super Cup is the breeding ground for the NRL stars of tomorrow – players and coaches. That development role is one that we are proud to play a part in.
“To see Jimmy reach the next step in his coaching career is another significant victory for the Burleigh Bears in a wonderful season.”