Brian McDermott is a former professional rugby league player and considered one of the best rugby league coaches in the world. His full-time position is head-coach at Leeds Rhinos in UK’s Rugby Football League’s Betfred Super League competition. Brian coached Leeds to a historic treble in 2015, winning rugby league's most historic and prestigious competition, Ladbrokes Challenge Cup, also the Betfred Super League’s 30-game Leaders Shield, and the top-level professional rugby league club competition in the Northern hemisphere, the Betfred Super League, European competition.
To top-off a successful year he was awarded 'Sports Coach of the Year' by the UK's "BBC Sports Personality of the Year Award”.
“Rugby League around the world needs brave people and those who are willing to make the necessary sacrifices to establish their mark.”
In December of 2015, Brian volunteered his time to coach the USA Hawks to win Rugby League World Cup’s America’s Qualifiers over Jamaica and Canada for a place in RLWC2017. In early 2016, he again volunteered his time to be USA Rugby League's national team, the Hawks, head-coach for RLWC2017 in Australia, PNG and New Zealand during October and November, 2017.