Collinson steps down as Roughnecks OC

Coach Rauri Collinson has stepped down as Offensive Coordinator for the Aberdeen Roughnecks, the team announced this week.

Coach Collinson, who shared the interim Head Coach role with Coach Bryce Stevenson last season, will be succeeded by Coach Matthew Watt as acting Offensive Coordinator.

Per the club’s statement, Coach Collinson has decided to step back due to personal reasons, and though the move follows the team’s shutout loss to the Yorkshire Rams, the team made clear Coach Collinson’s departure was in discussion prior to the weekend’s tough loss.


Following discussions earlier this week and throughout the season Coach Ruari Collinson has decided to take a step back as the Offensive Coordinator for personal reasons.

I want to take this opportunity to personally thank Coach Collinson for all the hard work that he has done for this club and acknowledge that he was instrumental in this team’s success over the last 2 years. I know he will enjoy his time away from the position as this allows him to spend more time with his young family.

Moving forward Coach Matthew Watt has been named Acting Offensive Coordinator until the end of the season.

At the half way mark of the season I feel we have established ourselves as a genuine and legitimate division one team. We have been very disappointed with the results especially at home and the coaching staff will do everything they can and more to ensure the players are in the best position possible to be successful.

– Head Coach, Bryce Stevenson




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