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April 25, 2003

Glasgow confirm new coaching team

Posted by Editor on April 25, 2003 04:01 PM | No comments | Print | E-mail author
Glasgow have confirmed the members of their new coaching team. As expected, head coach will be Hugh Campbell, current scrummage and lineout coach with the Scotland team and head coach of Scotland A.

Campbell will be joined by Boroughmuir's title winning coach Sean Lineen as his assistant, while Glasgow Hawks' head coach Shade Munro has been recruited as a part-time development coach.

Glasgow Warriors Chief Executive David Jordan said: "I'm delighted to welcome Hugh, Sean and Shade to the Glasgow Warriors professional team. All three bring qualities for which I have huge admiration and I know our players are excited by their appointments."

SRU Director of Rugby Jim Telfer said: "All three have a deep understanding of Scottish rugby from the grassroots to international level and that is integral to them coming on board."

Campbell, who played for and coached Glasgow District in the amateur era, said: "I don't under-estimate the challenge of taking on the role of head coach of the Glasgow Warriors professional team but anyone involved in professional coaching would jump at the chance, not only to work, day in, day out, with some of our country's best players but also to be at the apex of rugby in Glasgow District where several of our clubs have won promotion this year."

Interestingly, Campbell will relinquish his duties with national representative teams. There were worries that his involvement with the Scotland squad during the World Cup would bring further upheaval to Glasgow.

Lineen said: "I'm looking forward to the challenge. It was very important for me to secure the league title with Boroughmuir but now I can focus on Glasgow and I can’t wait to get started."

Munro currently works alongside his former Anniesland colleagues, Fergus and Murray Wallace in a company responsible for interior decoration of new property. He said: "I am very busy at work but I am ambitious to pursue rugby as my career and I appreciate the opportunity to get a foot in the door of professional rugby."

Richie Dixon will return to his duties as Coach Development Manager at Murrayfield but will have an active over-seeing role in the progress of Glasgow Warriors's coaches.

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