Lee Radford

Lee Radford

Head Coach

Date of Birth

26.03.1979

Place of Birth

Hull
Lee Radford

Profile

Former Hull FC captain Lee Radford hung up his boots to become Peter Gentle’s assistant coach at the end of the 2011 season.

Working closely with the first-team squad, Radford took over from Andy Last as the coach of the club’s under 20s side, giving him the responsibility of developing the club’s young talent.

Coming out of retirement in 2012 to play for the Black and Whites when injuries struck over the Easter period, Radford, who enjoyed two stints at his hometown club as a player either side of a successful spell with Bradford Bulls, scored a try on his third Hull FC ‘debut’ in a 36-6 victory over Hull KR.

When Gentle was relieved of his duties following a disappointing exit from the Super League play-offs in 2013, Radford took on the role of head coach.

He was left with the unenviable task of rebuilding the Black and Whites first-team.

Since then, he has been noted with bringing through a number of Hull-born youngsters into the senior side including the likes of Jamie Shaul, Jordan Abdull and Jack Logan.

Following a successful start to the 2016 campaign, Radford was handed a contract extension by chairman Adam Pearson, keeping him at the club until the end of 2019.

Radford guided the Black and Whites to their first-ever triumph at Wembley in the Challenge Cup final in 2016, and a third-place finish in the Super League standings saw him awarded the Coach of the Year award.

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