Sean O'Loughlin proving an 'impressive' coach for Wigan Warriors
Sean O’Loughlin has made an “impressive” start to his coaching career.
Head coach Adrian Lam says the former captain has made a successful transition to the staff, less than three months after hanging up his boots.
Although O’Loughlin had impeccable credentials as a player, Lam says he is learning new skills as a coach.
He said: “Sean knows rugby league, he knows the game as well as anyone – that was never the question.
“The question was going from knowing it to delivering it and I’ve got to say he’s been great for us.
“We’ve gone into detail about where we want him to progress and he understands his role. He’s been doing a bit of everything and I’ve been very impressed.”
O’Loughlin will assist with the first-team with particular focus on the ‘transitional players’ who aren’t in Lam’s team.
The challenge will be made more difficult as the reserves has been shelved for the year.
Lam, a former Wigan team-mate of O’Loughlin, added: “It would have been good if he was coaching his own side like a reserve team, because it gives you a well-rounded learning experience in that environment.
“But it is what it is, everyone understands the situation we’re in and Sean’s working very hard with our ball players as well as the generation next.”