Last season he took up the challenge of coaching London Skolars in Championship 1 and by the end of the season had started to turn round performances. He then returned to the RFL as Talent Manager focusing on the development of players up to the age of 18 and developing coaching standards throughout London and The South.
Head of Youth Phil Jones is excited about getting James back on board saying: "Clearly Colin Baker will be missed as he had done much to improve our pathway over the past two years, however in James Massara I don't think we could have found a better replacement.
"He will be able to hit the ground running as he already knows London and the unique challenges as well as all the key personal both employed and voluntary who drive the game in the South. He is very strong at developing young players and is really passionate on the subject with a number of new ideas that we will explore fully. I know he will help us make the next leap forward and ensure the programme will be as innovative and challenging as the best in Super League."