JAMES GORDON | Loverugbyleague.com
Gene, 39, a former Papua New Guinea international, has been on the coaching staff of Hull Kingston Rovers, coaching their Under 19s academy squad.
"I am delighted to join Gateshead Thunder. I have been increasingly impressed with the lads and what Kevin Neighbour (former head coach) has achieved,” Gene said.
"My ambition is to take the club to the next level and to continue the hard work that has been put in here already. I'll be up in the North East soon, and look forward to meeting the fans and sponsors."
Thunder managing director Keith Christie said: "Myself and the Gateshead Thunder Board are delighted to have Stan on board.
"My ambition is to take the club to the next level and to continue the hard work that has been put in here already."
Stanley will inherit a squad of lads that have been moulded into a team by Kevin Neighbour, and our hope is that he can take us further. I have spoken to Stan who has some great ideas and players he wants to bring to the club.
"Stan was a no-nonsense player and he is a very demanding coach - someone who will install a strong work ethic on and off the field. He joins us with a wealth of experience in different capacities."