On top of naming Mick Potter as Mounties Head Coach and David Furner as Assistant Coach, the Bulldogs have finalised their coaching team for 2021, with the naming of Craig Sandercock as Assistant Coach and David Tangata-Toa as Transition Coach.
Both Sandercock and Tangata-Toa come with impressive credentials.
Sandercock, who is currently Assistant Coach with the Sharks, started his coaching career with Manly as reserve grade coach in 2008, working closely with Des Hasler and being part of a club that was able to win an NRL Premiership.
From there he moved to the Newcastle Knights as an Assistant under Rick Stone between 2010-11, before taking up the Head Coaching role with Hull Kingston Rovers for three seasons.
Sandercock, then returned to the Knights in 2015, before a stint at the Wests Tigers that preceded his current role as Sharks Assistant, working with John Morris.
Tangata-Toa, is also vastly experienced having coached in the lower grades with the Penrith Panthers between 2013 and 2018, before becoming the current Cowboys assistant Coach in 2019. He has also worked as an Assistant Coach with the Tongan National side since 2016.
He will work closely with both Head Coach Trent Barrett and Mounties Head Coach Mick Potter to prepare players coming through the system for NRL football.
2021 - Bulldogs Coaching Staff
Trent Barrett- Head Coach
David Furner – Assistant Coach
Craig Sandercock- Assistant Coach
David Tangata-Toa- Transition Coach
Mick Potter – Mounties Head Coach
295 First Grade games: Illawarra Steelers, St George Illawarra, Cronulla Sharks, Wigan. Head Coach Manly Sea Eagles - 2016-18, Current Assistant Coach Penrith Panthers
300 First Grade Games Canberra, Wigan, Leeds. Canberra Head Coach 4 years, Leeds Head Coach, Assistant Coach Cowboys Premiers 2015, Current Knights Assistant Coach.
Head Coach Hull KR – Super League 2012,13,14. Sea Eagles Assistant Coach 2008,09, Knights Assistant Coach 2010,11, Wests Tigers 2016,17,18, Current Cronulla Sharks Assistant.
2013-2017- Penrith Panthers Juniors, 2017 – Head Coach NYC Panthers, 2018 - Head Coach Townsville Blackhawks U/20s, Tongan National team Assistant Coach 2016-present, 2019- Current NRL Cowboys Assistant Coach.
Bulldogs Premiership winner 84',85', Head Coach Catalans Dragons 2006-08, St Helens 09-10, Bradford Bulls 11-12, Wests Tigers 13-14.