Former NRL Premiership winner named Woden Assistant Coach

The Woden Valley Rams have announced that former Canberra Raider star Ken Nagas will be the club’s assistant coach in 2019.

The 1994 NRL Premiership winner admitted that he was itching to get back involved with coaching and a call out of the blue from his former teammate Lincoln Withers was all it took for him sign up.

“I’d been away from the game for a little while, in regards to the coaching side of things,” Nagas said. “It was just a good friend [Lincoln Withers] giving me a call and seeing what I was doing because he wanted to play again this year. He wanted someone to oversee things while he was playing and I wanted to get back in to coaching.”

Having assisted coaching the Canberra Raiders Under 20’s side a number of years ago, Nagas believes he has plenty to add to the current Premiers.

“I can bring experience of what it takes to get across the line,” Nagas said. “Obviously it’s about your discipline, your preparation and things like that.”

Having been attending training over the last month, Nagas is looking forward to the upcoming season and seeing how the Rams will fare.

“Obviously things are different for Woden this year,” Nagas said. “New year, new coach, new players and new coaching staff. It’s like starting from scratch again.”