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Matt Peet

Player Bio

Matt has been part of the Wigan history for over 14 years, both as a Wigan Academy player and in a range of coaching roles. Matt started his coaching career in the amateur game with Westhoughton and Wigan St Patricks before a move to Wigan in 2008 as a Scholarship coach.

In a similar path to Shaun Wane, Matt has progressed through the ranks in his coaching career within the Club. In 2009 he was named Under-20s Assistant Coach, alongside his role as the Club’s education department Head Coach.

Matt’s first Head Coach role came in 2011, when he was appointed as Under-18s Head Coach, overseeing players like Ryan Sutton, Oliver Gildart, George Williams and Lewis Tierney in the early stages of their

His rise continued in 2012 as he became the Club’s Performance Coach, a role that went alongside a new occupation as Head of Youth Performance in 2013, where he was in charge of overseeing the Club’s Academy and Junior programmes, helping to produce players for the first team.

The Academy side enjoyed incredible success during his time at the helm, winning the Grand Final six times over a seven-season stint between 2013-2019.

During this period, Matt was also appointed as the England Academy Assistant Coach in 2014 – a role he remained in for three years, including the tour of Australia in 2016.

2018 saw a change of scenery for Matt, departing Wigan and crossing codes to join Sale Sharks as the Club’s Head of Performance for a year before returning to the Warriors in 2019 as first team Assistant Coach, tasked primarily with coaching defence.

Following the departure of Adrian Lam at the end of 2021, Matt was appointed first team Head Coach and in his first season led Wigan to silverware – winning the Challenge Cup for the Club’s record 20th time. He coached Wigan to a second placed finish in the Betfred Super League and a Play-Off Semi Final, as the Warriors scored 145 tries in the league in 2022.

At the end of 2022, Matt was named Coach of the Year at the annual Super League Awards.

2023 was even better for Matt and the Club. The team finished top of Super League and won the League Leaders Shield. After beating Hull KR in the play offs Wigan qualified for the Grand Final and beat Catalans 10-6 at Old Trafford.

In 2024, Peet started the year by leading his side to a World Club Challenge victory over Penrith Panthers at the DW Stadium and in March of that year it was announced that the Head Coach had signed a seven-year deal to see him in charge of the team until at least the end of the 2030 season.

Matt Peet is sponsored by Warriors Lotto Agents

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