Former halfback and aspiring coach Mathew Head will return to his beloved Dragons as the National Youth Competition head coach.

Head made 67 first-grade appearances for the Club over two spells (2003-07, 2009) with stints in between representing both Hull FC (2007) and Wests Tigers (2008).

Head has maintained his involvement with rugby league since retiring in 2009, coaching the NSW women's side for the past three years, helping snap a 16-year Origin drought, and successfully coached the Balmain Tigers SG Ball team (Premiers 2013).