The appointment of Phil Larder and signing of Daryl Powell saw the club back up this success in 1995 as they won the Second Division Championship before going on to Old Trafford, where they would defeat Huddersfield to add the Premiership crown to that title.
The summer era has seen the Cougars become third tier promotion specialists, with Gary Moorby first leading the side to promotion in 2003 as they defeated the Sheffield Eagles in a real nail biter at Widnes to be crowned the National League Two champions.
Two promotions in three seasons would follow later in the decade, Barry Eaton leading the club to promotion first in 2009 as the late Danny Jones inspired the side to victory over Oldham in the Championship One Play-Off Final at Warrington.
The club then returned to Warrington in 2011 for another Championship One Play-Off Final appearance, Jason Demetriou’s side comfortably seeing off Workington to clinch promotion once again to the second tier.
And in 2016, a dramatic and controversial final minute try from Charlie Martin at Blackpool’s Bloomfield Road saw the club, then coached by Paul March, victorious over the York City Knights to win the iPro Sport Cup in front of a crowd of just under 10,000 spectators.
Off the field, the club’s hard work has seen in twice when the League One Club of the Year award in both 2015 and 2019.
The 2015 accolade was recognition of the way the club pulled together and carried itself throughout the remainder of that season following the tragic loss of Danny Jones in a fixture against London Skolars.
The 2019 reward was reward for hard work as the return of the figureheads behind ‘Cougarmania’ not only save the club, but once again innovate in the sport with a number of high profile events such as the Cancer Awareness game against Oldham which was followed by Rugby League’s first ever Pride Event in a home fixture against the West Wales Raiders.
And those events and innovations also saw the club rewarded with the Bradford Sports Awards Professional Club of the Year during the 2020 awards ceremony.