The 39-year-old is currently assistant coach at the Widnes Vikings and will join Wests Tigers for the start of the 2018 pre-season.
Hodgson said he was looking forward to coming back to Wests Tigers in a coaching capacity.
"I'm extremely happy to be returning to Wests Tigers, the memories have been flooding back to me and I'm looking forward to getting started," Hodgson said.
"Ivan and the staff have made many changes and I feel now is the perfect time to return as the club enters this new era.
"The playing roster for next year is one of the things that excited me the most about joining Wests Tigers," he said. "I've been impressed with what Ivan is planning and his recruitment is very smart. Next year is shaping up to be something really special and I can't wait to be a part of that."
Photo: Copyright: NRL Photos. (Brett Hodgson will join the Wests Tigers as an assistant coach).