Per a statement on their Facebook and Website, the Yorkshire Rams have chosen to part company with their Head Coach of four seasons, David Pawson.
The move follows the team finishing with a 6-4 record in 2018, missing out on postseason action for the first time in three seasons.
Rams General Manager Stewart Hegarty told YorkshireRams.co.uk,
“Dave, and his family, have been an asset to the Rams. Whilst it is difficult to part ways, he has undoubtedly helped players and aspiring coaches alike to become better individuals. I would like to thank Dave for all his work with the Rams and wish him all the best for the future.”
The team and their HC parted on good terms, with Pawsons reflecting on his long history with the club and the strong position it finds itself in,
“There is a saying of leaving something better than you found it. Four years ago I was asked to step in as the head coach, I turned up that first evening session to eight players on a muddy field.
I leave with a playing squad of 50-plus players, playing in the home of Britbowl, John Charles Stadium, but unfortunately not the return to the Premiership which was one goal I set. The foundation has been laid to hopefully be built upon.
I have been involved in the club from player to youth coach to head coach and have some fantastic memories. Thank you to my previous head and positional coaches and everyone I rubbed shoulders with. It has been a great ride.”