Lee Gilmour will remain at Wakefield Trinity Wildcats in 2015 as assistant coach.
Gilmour, 36, joined on loan from Castleford Tigers at the end of May and has since gone on to make 11 appearances in the red, white and blue.
The former St. Helens, Wigan, Bradford and Huddersfield man chalked up his 400th Super League appearance in Trinity’s win over Widnes Vikings in July and is a multiple Challenge Cup and Super League Grand final winner during an illustrious career which has also seen him represent Great Britain.
He will bring that wealth of experience to the Wildcats coaching staff alongside head coach James Webster and assistant coach, Stu Dickens. Gilmour will also assist Dickens in the coaching of the under 19’s Academy and has signed a two-year contract.
“Things are looking good for next year and myself, Stu (Dickens, assistant coach) and Webbo (James Webster) all having played in different positions gives us a good perspective so I’m excited for next year and want to be pushing to get into that top eight.
“I’ve been under some quality coaches - Nathan Brown and Daniel Anderson in particular - so I think I’ve learnt a lot and hopefully I can pass that on.”
“I’ve been really pleased with what Lee has offered us as a club and his insight into the game has been really good,” said Webster.
“We’ve got some really good young kids coming through who are probably as good as anyone in the area at 16 and 17. I wanted someone to pass on their knowledge into that age group as well as the first team.
“Wakefield’s future is trying to develop some kids. We’ve had a lot of trouble doing that in that we hit troubles financially and a lot of them have gone. We’ve got two great 17-year olds that have played first grade this year and some great 15-17 year olds that are well above average in that team. We hope that along with Stu, Lee will be able to help that as well as his duties with the first team.”