Coach switch as Mitchell joins Ag College

The Southern Inland coaching merry-go-round has reach a new high with Will Mitchell announced as Ag College’s new leader.

Mitchell guided Waratahs to an undefeated premiership last season before stepping down.

CHANGING COLOURS: Former Waratahs coach Will Mitchell will join his brother Andy Stanham at Ag College this season after taking over the coaching duties.

CHANGING COLOURS: Former Waratahs coach Will Mitchell will join his brother Andy Stanham at Ag College this season after taking over the coaching duties.

However, it was a short lived retirement after joining the Ag College ranks.

Mitchell’s brother Andy Stanham plays for Aggies and he said it was a big factor behind the club switch.

“Believe me I didn’t have any intentions of coaching this year for the next few years,” Mitchell said.

“But I was approached and my little brother has pulled the heartstrings.

“There are some good young boys over at Ag College so I thought it would be a good chance.”

Ag College were bundled out in the first week of finals last season and now Mitchell’s move will add even more spice to the clash with Waratahs.

“I’m probably still a ‘Tah deep down – I was there for seven years – and enjoyed every part of it,” he said.

“I hope they do well, I’m sure they will, but it be a bit strange that’s for sure.”

Mitchell replaces Nick McCarthy in the role.

Ag College president Ben Brooke is thrilled to have Mitchell on board.

“I think he is going do to really well,” Brooke said.

“...we’ve been running through a few plans for the season and he’s setting the standard for us all.”

All eight Southern Inland clubs have new coaches when the season starts on April 8, with Wagga City still waiting to lock in replacement for Nathan Honeyman.