Daylight follows departing Day in Brothers A grade hot seat

TYRON Day has relinquished the Brothers head coaching role due to work commitments and has been replaced by his former assistant Dean Daylight.

Day's new job meant he couldn't commit to a third year in charge of the Brethren.

When he informed the Brothers board of his resignation it didn't take long for Daylight to be earmarked for the job.

"I had Dean in the back of my mind the whole time," Brothers club president Colin McGill said.

"He did a good job the year before assisting Tyron.

"We've got him there and he knows everyone so it was common sense.

"He's got a very good knowledge of the game, knows the players well and I think will bring a bit of discipline as well."

Brothers pre-season training resumes Tuesday, when Daylight takes the reigns, with former multiple premiership winning five-eighth Jai Beutel his assistant.

Day led Brothers to the IRL A grade title in 2013, when Daylight was his assistant, and saw them defeated in the grand final last year, going down to Norths.

Day had been reappointed for 2015, despite Brothers advertising the position at the end of last season.

"He was the incumbent coach and we thought he'd done a good job but we had to advertise," McGill said.

"In our opinion, he deserved another year."

Brothers have lost the services of props Jake O'Doherty (Valleys) and Josh Afoa (Brisbane Norths), Picker brothers Shane and Cameron (Brisbane Norths) and retired captain Jason Connors.

McGill said Daylight was in the process of targeting several new recruits.

McGill said a top four finish was the goal for the A grade team this season, while he also hoped to see the lower grades return to the top.

Brothers won A, Reserve grade and Under 18 grand finals in 2013, but only appeared in the A grade decider last year.

This year the reserve graders will be coached by Des Beckett and Tony Yates, the under 19s by Anthony O'Brien and Craig Stanford will coach the club's Division 2 team.

"They'll try and get their heads around it after some of the boys attitudes were a bit lacking last year," McGill said.

Coaching changes

Brothers 2015 coaching appointments:

  • A grade - Dean Daylight and Jai Beutel
  • Reserve grade - Des Beckett and Tony Yates
  • Under 19s - Anthony O'Brien
  • Division 2 - Craig Stanford