2017 World Champions
In pictures, we take a look at Waney’s 30 years of service at Wigan.
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Waney is the longest serving Wigan coach in Super League history and the fifth longest of all time.
A Wiganer born and bred, Shaun joined Wigan from St. Pats and played 150 games for the Club between 1981 and 1990 as a prop forward.
In 2003, after working as a scout for the Club for three years, Shaun was appointed as Under-18s Coach, where he enjoyed a successful spell with a Grand Final victory and later on as an Under-20s Coach with another Academy winning medal.
Shaun became Assistant Coach to Michael Maguire in 2009 for two years and was appointed as Head Coach in 2011.
Waney has reached four Grand Final’s in six years, winning two in 2013 and 2016 against Warrington Wolves on both occasions.
The 2018 Grand Final against Wire will be his fifth in seven years.
Shaun has got Wigan to two Challenge Cup Finals in 2013 and 2017. The Warriors beat Hull 14-0 but narrowly lost to the Black and Whites four years later.
In his seven years in charge, the Cherry and Whites have played in two World Cup Challenge matches and have won one – the 22-6 triumph against Cronulla Sharks in 2017 – a record fourth World Club Challenge win for Wigan.
Shaun also has a League Leaders Shield medal as the Warriors finished first in the Super League in 2012.
In seven seasons, Waney has been in charge for 236 games overall in league and cup – 161 of those being victories with a 68.2 winning percentage.
Shaun has picked up 145 Super League wins in 214 matches and has a 67.7 winning percentage.
In October 2018, he received his first Super League Coach of the Year award.
In 21 derby meetings, Waney has won 11, including six on Good Friday and a 10-30 victory at the end of August 2018 where the Warriors spoilt St Helens’ League Leaders Shield party.
Shaun has always been thanked and praised for his commitment to the Academy, as he has given 41 home-grown players a first team debut, including the likes of Sam Powell, George Williams, Joe Burgess, Dom Manfredi, Ryan Sutton, Oliver Gildart, Liam Marshall and Tom Davies.
Have you got your ticket for Saturday’s Super League Grand Final against Warrington at Old Trafford?
Show your support for the boys and give Waney a send-off he deserves in his 216th Super League game and 241st overall as Wigan Head Coach.
Thank You Waney!