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Storm assistant coach Adam O’Brien has signed a new two-year extension to remain in Melbourne.

The experienced coach will now stay in purple until at least the end of 2019, a deal that will extend his tenure at the Club to 12 seasons in total.

O’Brien joined Melbourne in 2007 as an assistant coach with Storm’s Under-20s program.

After four years he then moved into the NRL staff as a development coach before progressing to an assistant coach at the start of the 2014 season, taking charge of the team’s outside backs and attack.

For the last 12 months O’Brien has taken on a senior assistant role under Head Coach Craig Bellamy.

Along with fellow assistant Jason Ryles and development coaches Mark Brentnall and Aaron Bellamy, O’Brien has been pivotal to the Club’s constant pursuit of success.

“Adam is highly regarded at the Club and extremely well respected by the players,” Storm Football Director Frank Ponissi said.

“We believe he has the potential to one day be a Head Coach, he has a lot of similarities to Craig in terms of his work ethic, he is passionate and he’s got a real desire to get better, learn and find new ways to grow continuously as a coach.

“He is an integral part of our hard working coaching staff and we are delighted to have Adam remain with us here in Melbourne.”

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