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Frank Endacott

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Name  Frank Endacott
Role  Coach
Children  Shane Endacott

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Team coached  New Zealand Warriors (Head coach, 1997–1998)
Similar People  John Monie, Tony Iro, Brian McClennan, Mark Graham, Daniel Anderson

Frank Endacott

Frank Morris Endacott, ONZM, is a retired rugby league player and coach from New Zealand. His son, Shane, also played rugby league.


Playing career

Endacott played for Addington and Hornby in the Canterbury Rugby League competition. He made the Junior Kiwis in 1963, but after marrying and having a family of four sons decided not to take his rugby league playing career any further.

Coaching in New Zealand

Endacott started coaching Canterbury provincial sides in New Zealand before becoming involved with the Auckland Warriors, coaching the reserve side in the club's debut year in 1995. He continued with this role until John Monie was sacked as head coach halfway through the 1997 Super League season. He was the head coach of the Warriors for the rest of 1997 and the 1998 season, leaving after being dumped by the club's new owners prior to the 1999 season.

While coaching Canterbury he was twice named Canterbury Coach of the Year by The Sir Richard Hadlee Sports Trust.

Coaching in England

Endacott joined Wigan Warriors after the 1999 season, initially only on a one-year contract. In 2000 he was named Super League's Coach of the Year. Endacott took the Wigan Warriors to the 2000 Super League Grand Final but lost against St Helens R.F.C.. He went on to coach the club until 2001. He won the Minor Premiership in 2000 and made the Grand Final but was sacked after a string of bad results in the 2001 season. However club chairman Maurice Lindsay said that Endacott had left the club in a better state than he'd found it.

In August 2004 Frank put his player management business on hold to act as an advisor to the Widnes Vikings. He helped the Vikings to avoid relegation at the end of the season and was subsequently appointed as head coach for the 2005 Season. He left at the end of the 2005 season after the Vikings were relegated from the Super League.


While coaching in Canterbury, Endacott led tours of both the Junior Kiwis and New Zealand Residents.

Endacott was appointed as head coach of the New Zealand Kiwis in 1994 and continued in this role until the end of the 2000 season. His spell as head coach included two World Cups, in 1995 and 2000.

In 2008 Frank was involved in his third World Cup, coaching the New Zealand Police team in the inaugural Police World Cup. The team lost the final 20-12.

Player Agent & Later life

Endacott is a well known player agent and, alongside his business partner Peter Brown, manages many professional rugby league players.

In 2002, his biography Being Frank was published.

On December 2006 Frank was made an Officer of the New Zealand Order of Merit, as part of the New Year Honours 2007.


Frank Endacott Wikipedia