Gary Thornton signed an extension to his contract to take charge of the club for the 2021 Betfred League 1 campaign.
Thornton has extensive experience at Championship and League 1 level having guided York City Knights to the league leader’s shield in 2014 and won the accolade of Championship 1 coach of the year, the same season that Hunslet won promotion at Headingley in the Grand Final.
Thornton then became head coach at Doncaster taking over from Paul Cooke in June 2015 and left the club just over 2 weeks ago.
|Favourite food?||King Prawn & Chorizo|
|Favourite music?||The Jam, David Bowie, 80’s|
|Favourite player?||Robbie Burrow past, George Williams current|
|Favourite Rugby League team?||Batley Bulldogs|
|Favourite holiday destination?||Greece / Australia|
|Children?||3 boys, Josh, Joe and Sam, daughter Danielle|
|Current car?||BMW 520|
|Biggest influence on career?||My family, but especially my dad|
|Biggest achievement in career to date?||2 Coach of the Year awards (Batley Bulldogs 2006 & York City Knights 2014)|