Dean Lance

Coaching Career

Vital Statistics

Full Name
Dean Lawrence Lance
Born
Saturday, 4th April, 1959
Current Age
65 years and 14 days
Place Of Birth
Narrabri, New South Wales, Australia

Biography

Narrabri centre/five-eighth came from Wests Newcastle to join Newtown in 1982 but when the foundation club folded in 1983, signed with Canberra. Lance, who was a Newcastle rep in the 29-0 thrashing of France in 1977, earned a reputation as a rock-solid defender after moving to lock forward. He was made club captain in 1986 and gained the honour of leading the Raiders into their first grand final in 1987 before stepping aside in favour of Mal Meninga the following year. Lance's role in Canberra's back-to-back premierships in 1989-90 was an important part of the club's success and he retired on a high note after the 1990 grand final win over Penrith. His career as a coach has been a study in bad timing. He took over from Peter Mulholland as W’Reds coach in 1997 but was left without a club when the Perth team folded. A similar fate occurred with the demise of the Adelaide Rams in 1998 after he had stepped into the coaching role following the dismissal of Rod Reddy mid-year. However, after three seasons as coach of Leeds in the English Super League, he was sacked after the club’s poor 2001 season.
- ALAN WHITICKER

Coaching Career Statistics

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Competitions

Competition   Games W L D Win %  
NRL 32 13 19 0 40.63% List
Super League 30 18 12 0 60.00% List


Club Career

NRL/NSWRL - By Year

Team Season Games W L D Win %  
Western Reds Super League 1997 18 7 11 0 38.89% List
Adelaide NRL 1998 14 6 8 0 42.86% List

NRL/NSWRL - By Team

Team Years Games W L D Win %  
Western Reds 1997 18 7 11 0 38.89% List
Adelaide 1998 14 6 8 0 42.86% List
Overall1997-1998 32 13 19 0 40.63% List

English Career - By Year

Team Season Games W L D Win %  
Leeds 2000 30 18 12 0 60.00% List

English Career - By Team

Team Years Games W L D Win %  
Leeds 2000 30 18 12 0 60.00% List

Your Say

  • Anonymous
    13/08/2018

    Dean Lance only coached Leeds for two seasons ... 2000 & 2001

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Contributions: AJ Lucantonio, Rugby League Tables, Andrew Ferguson, Paul Carter, Shawn Dollin, Greg Fiveash, Alan Katzmann, Steven Russo, Max Turner

Sources: NSWRL Rugby League Yearbook 1989-90, Match Video, NSWRL Rugby League Yearbook 1987-88, NSWRL Rugby League Yearbook 1988-89, NSWRL Rugby League Yearbook 1990-91