Dan Ryan: Australian appointed as Leeds Rhinos coach for Vitality Netball Superleague
Leeds Rhinos Netball have appointed Dan Ryan as head coach for their Vitality Netball Superleague debut.
The self-funded team, launched in 2017, were granted a licence in June to become a franchise and will join the league in 2021.
Australian Ryan said he was "incredibly excited" and "honoured" to join the Rhinos.
"The opportunity to be a part of this sporting club with such a rich history is one I couldn't pass on," he said.
"How it lives and breathes performance sport and truly cares about its people - this is an organisation I really wanted to be aligned to.
"It's going to be a very special journey for all of us as we work towards making our mark in 2021."
On Thursday, Ryan signed a new deal to continue in his role as international head coach of Northern Ireland, after guiding the team to 10th place at July's World Cup.