Head coach Denis Betts has signed an extended contract with the Widnes Vikings
Widnes Vikings head coach Denis Betts and his coaching staff have committed their futures to the Super League club.
Last Updated: 07/01/13 2:29pm
The Wigan Warriors legend, along with assistant coaches Mick Cassidy and Dave Banks, have all penned extended contracts.
Betts returned to the 13-man code in November 2010 following a spell with Gloucester as their skills and development coach.
While Widnes could only muster six wins from 27 top-flight games on their Super League return, the season was considered progressive.
Betts remains ambitious and is delighted to have received the backing from chairman Steve O'Connor to help continue his vision.
"From day one, my vision has always been about putting something in place and building the foundations to make this club stronger," Betts told the club's official website.
"The reality is, these things take time, so I'm really pleased that our chairman Steve O'Connor and chief executive James Rule believe I am the right person to continue this work and take things forward.
"I've been extremely fortunate to have been able to put in place some good people in Mick Cassidy and Dave Banks, who coach alongside me and also Clive Brewer, who works extremely hard with the players in the Gym.
"If you have ambitions of achieving anything, what you need is consistency. We have taken some big strides and there is a lot of work still to do, but we are moving in the right direction and this can only be good for the players, the coaching staff and the club."