Wigan Warriors head coach Adrian Lam has won the inaugural Betfred Super League Coach of the Month award.
Following an unbeaten start to 2021 for the Warriors with six wins from six, including five in April in all competitions, Lam has been voted April’s Coach of the Month.
The Betfred Super League wins over Wakefield Trinity, Leeds Rhinos, Castleford Tigers and most recently Hull FC have seen Wigan make a perfect start to the new season – sitting at the top of the table alongside local rivals St Helens.
Wigan have posted 111 points so far this year, whilst conceding just 56.
On receiving the award, Lam said: “This is an award that makes myself and my staff very proud. It is an award that acknowledges the start of the season that we have had as a Club and a team through difficult times. With players being unavailable, we have been able to manage the process to get us off to a great start.
“I would like to thank all of my staff as this is a collective award. It’s not just for me – I understand the important role they all play within the Club and it all benefits the one outcome. They have been working extremely hard throughout the pre-season and now into the season and I’d like to thank them from the bottom of my heart.
“The playing squad have bought into who we want to be as a team for 2021. I feel we are only going to get better as the season goes on.”
Lam’s Coach of the Month award follows a hugely successful 2020 for the former Wigan scrum half – he was crowned Coach of the Year after leading the Warriors to 15 wins from 20 regular season games as his side won their first League Leaders’ Shield since 2012.
The voting for this year’s Coach of the Month award has been conducted by nine members of the Rugby League media, with each panel member selecting their first and second choice for the award – Lam featured in seven of the nine votes in April – as over half of the panel elected Lam as their first choice for this month’s award.
It comes as Betfred Super League are set to announce even more award winners for the month of April.