Warriors head coach Stephen Kearney was excited to bring a coach of Payten’s ilk on board next season.
“Todd’s a young coach who has made a great impression and we’re really excited about having him on board from next season,” Kearney told the club website.
“While replacing Cappy wasn’t going to be easy after the wonderful contribution he has made to our club, we’ve been extremely fortunate to secure Todd.
“After a long playing career, he moved straight into coaching and has quickly established himself at NRL level.”
Warriors general manager of football Brian Smith was also delighted with the signing.
“Todd has served a great apprenticeship as a player and coach at very good clubs and has experienced grand final success as both a player and a coach,” he said.
“He’ll provide great support to Stephen alongside Stacey (Jones) and Tony (Iro).”
He began his coaching career heading up the Tigers’ NYC team in 2012, also leading the New South Wales under-18s, before earning a promotion to an assistant role at the Tigers in 2014.
He moved to North Queensland in 2015 as an assistant under Paul Green, helping guide the club to their maiden grand final win over the Broncos.