Comets name coach
THE Coffs Harbour Rugby League Club has appointed former Northern Eagles and Newcastle prop forward Aaron Dyett as their 2007 captain-coach.
Dyett replaces former New South Wales Country boss Scott Mieni who when informed of the news, quickly gave his tick of approval.
"After watching a DVD of him playing he's certainly got what it takes as an on field leader," Mieni said.
"The Country coach also gives him a big rap as a citizen and organiser.
"He's a big, rangy lad coming in at 104kg and six foot two, in the old money."
Fresh from a season with South Newcastle Lions, Dyett has impressed Comets president Ian Trengove with his enthusiasm.
"When I broke the news he'd been given the job he almost came down the phone to plant a kiss on me," Trengove said.
"The extensive background checks we did all came back with glowing reports.
"Everybody said he's exceptional with young players and has soaked up a lot of ideas playing under Michael Hagan at the Knights."
This will be 27-year-old Dyett's first senior coaching venture.
He'll attend the Comets annual general meeting on October 22 before taking up residence from the first week of December.
Dyett joins Tony Pascoe (Port Macquarie), Gerald Bradshaw (Gimbisi Valley), Brad Hart (Bellinger Valley-Dorrigo) and Darryl Fisher (Orara Valley) as early season Group 2 appointments.
? GREG WHITE