Doncaster Knights director of rugby Clive Griffiths has signed a new two-year contract extension with the club.
Griffiths’ current deal had been set to expire next year.
But with Knights sat second in the Championship and top of their British & Irish Cup pool, the Castle Park hierarchy have moved to tie down the Welshman on a deal that will run until the end of the 2017/18 season.
Knights president Tony De Mulder said: “The history of team sports has shown that the long term continuity of management, coaching and the nucleus of players is essential to the success of any team.
“In Clive Griffiths, with his vast experience in the top flight of rugby, we have someone who offers that long term management and coaching ability.”
Griffiths said: “I am absolutely delighted to continue my association with Doncaster Knights - a club that has given me some very special occasions and memories over the years.
“I would like to thank everyone for keeping faith in me and the loyal support shown both on and off the playing field. These were the overriding factors that contributed to my decision to remain at Castle Park. We are growing steadily again and with the current spirit and work ethic at the club, there is great optimism for the future.”