It has been revealed that Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs assistant coach Jim Dymock will not renew his contract with the club, following the appointment of club legend Dean Pay.
It’s been a while since Jim Dymock was first appointed assistant coach of the Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs. Stretching back to when Kevin Moore was the top dog.
In July 2011, Jim Dymock was announced as the Bulldogs new head coach, after Kevin Moore stood down from the position. The club had signed Des Hasler for the 2013 but it was expected that he would remain with the Manly Sea Eagles for 2012, giving Dymock a season and a half to showcase his talents. His opportunity was only short-lived though.
Des Hasler was sacked by Manly at the end of the 2011 season, leaving him to join Canterbury immediately. Once more, Dymock was the head coach’s, right-hand man.
Dymock remained at Canterbury, believing that perhaps one day his time would come. That day appeared to be in September 2017, when coach Des Hasler fell on his own sword and was shown the door at Canterbury. The head coaching role was vacant, and Dymock believed that considering he’s had half a decade with Canterbury, the experience was enough to convince Ray Dib and the board that he’s the man for the job.
At last, it was supposedly Dymock’s opportunity to finally coach the club. Interviews began with chairman Ray Dib and when Dib contrasted Jim Dymock and Dean Pay, he realised both their presentations were fairly similar. He believed these two men were the men to the club forward, and so, he appointed Dean Pay as head coach expecting Jim Dymock, a former premiership-winning teammate with Pay, to renew his contract.
He didn’t though. Disappointed and upset, Dymock looks set to move on from the club he won a premiership with.
The Parramatta Eels and Cronulla Sharks have since had talks with Dymock, with both clubs looking for new assistant coaches for the 2018 season.