09/12/2014 - Step up for Orange Emus coaches: Ringland and Staniforth take the reins

DYNAMIC DUO: Paul Ringland and Graydon Staniforth will mentor Orange Emus in 2015. Photo: MATT FINDLAY 1208mfemus2DYNAMIC DUO: Paul Ringland and Graydon Staniforth will mentor Orange Emus in 2015. Photo: MATT FINDLAY 1208mfemus2

AFTER a fairytale Blowes Clothing Cup grand final appearance this year, Orange Emus confirmed their 2015 coaching staff recently with one notable omission – 2014 head coach Andrew Logan.

Logan mentored the side in 2013 and 2014, leading the greens in a remarkable last to second turnaround but did not nominate to continue his tenure next season, instead accepting a director’s role on Emus’ board, allowing 2014 assistant coaches Paul Ringland and Graydon Staniforth to take the reins.

Ringland coached the side in 2011 and 2012 before acting as an assistant, primarily as a forwards coach, to Logan for the past two seasons.

Staniforth has previously played professionally in France, and mentored Emus’ back line in 2013 and 2014.

“Loges made the decision to step away after he did very well, and we’re both really excited about what we achieved last season and we really want to build on that,” Ringland said.

“I learned a lot in my previous two years, and it was good to be able to step back and learn from others and then be able to come back into the fold.”

“I loved it last season, we had a great bunch of guys and did well,” Staniforth added.

Despite being almost five months out from the start of the 2015 Blowes Clothing Cup season, Emus are set to welcome back almost the entire 2014 playing group.

“I think we’ll be there or thereabouts again,” Staniforth said.

“With the group we look like we’ll have there will be expectations on us to make the finals, but I guess you never really know until closer to the season.”

“One big thing we agree on is not being too results focused,” Ringland said.

“Obviously I think every team’s ultimate goal should be a title, but if we can remain focused on our processes the results will generally come if we’re doing the right things there.

“We’ve got guys training in the Emus gym already, and we’re looking at the middle of January to officially start the pre-season.”

Premiership-winning second grade coach Mitch Dansey will take on the reserve grade job again, while the third grade, colts and women’s coaches are yet to be confirmed.

taken from http://www.centralwesterndaily.com.au/story/2750853/step-up-for-orange-emus-coaches-ringland-and-staniforth-take-the-reins/?cs=104

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