Ian McGeechan

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Ian McGeechan

Scottish former rugby union player and coach add

Category: Rugby

Born in 1946.

Countries: United Kingdom (47%), Scotland (16%), New Zealand (11%)

Education: undef.

Main connections: Scottish Rugby Union, London Wasps, Northampton Saints

Linked to: Leeds Metropolitan University, Moor Grange County Secondary School, West Park County Secondary School, West Park County Secondary School and Moor Grange County Secondary School and became Head Boy

 

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Ian McGeechan was born in 1946 add something


1970

During the 1970s and 1980s he was a teacher at Fir Tree Middle School, Leeds, again specialising in geography and sport add something


1972

McGeechan played for Headingley and made his debut for Scotland in 1972 add something


1974

He toured with the British and Irish Lions in both 1974 and 1977 add something


1986

In 1986, McGeechan became the assistant Scotland coach to Derrick Grant and in 1988 he was promoted to coach add something


1989

McGeechan was the British and Irish Lions Head Coach in 1989, 1993, 1997 and 2009 add something


1990

In 1990, his team won a Grand Slam victory in the Five Nations Championship add something


1994

In 1994, McGeechan was appointed as Director of Rugby at Northampton and in 1999 replaced Jim Telfer as Scottish Director of Rugby add something

 

Northampton Saints - In 1994, Ian McGeechan took over as Director of Rugby, and although the club were relegated in his first season, they returned in style the next season, winning every single game of their campaign and averaging 50 points a game


2005

In 2005, he coached the midweek side on the British and Irish Lions tour to New Zealand on the invitation of Sir Clive Woodward add something

 

McGeechan was appointed Director of Rugby at London Wasps in 2005 after an unsuccessful and unhappy period as the Scottish Director of Rugby add something

 

London Wasps - Ian McGeechan became the new Director of Rugby at Wasps from the 2005/06 season, taking over from Gatland


2009

Warren Gatland - For the 2009 tour of South Africa, Gatland was named as assistant coach, specializing as the Forwards coach under Ian McGeechan

 

Martyn Williams - He was named as part of Ian McGeechan's 37 man British & Irish Lions squad to tour South Africa in the summer of 2009

 

London Wasps - Wasps would eventually finish in seventh place, having failed to reach the knock-out stages of the Heineken Cup and EDF Anglo Welsh Cup. On 12 May 2009 it was announced in the evening standard that Ian McGeechan had been forced to step down and will now take a consultancy role both at London Wasps and London Scottish

 

Tom Croft - On 20 May 2009, he was called up to the squad by coach Ian McGeechan for the Lions 2009 tour of South Africa as a replacement for the banned Alan Quinlan


2010

McGeechan was knighted in the 2010 New Years Honours List for his services to rugby add something

 

In February 2010, McGeechan joined the coaching staff at Gloucester as an advisor to Head Coach Bryan Redpath and his coaching team add something

 

Ronan O'Gara - On 16 May 2010, O'Gara was awarded the ERC European Player Award, crediting him as the player who had made the greatest contribution to European Rugby during the first 15 years of the Heineken Cup. The selection panel consisted of Sir Ian McGeechan, Lawrence_Dallaglio, Ieuan Evans, Fabien GalthiƩ, Donal Lenihan, Michael Lynagh, Stuart Barnes, Stephen Jones and Jacques Verdier


2011

In 2011, McGeechan took over as the director of rugby at Bath following Steve Meehan's departure add something


2012

In July 2012, McGeechan was appointed the executive chairman of Leeds Carnegie add something


2014

In August 2014, McGeechan was one of 200 public figures who were signatories to a letter to "The Guardian" opposing Scottish independence in the run-up to September's referendum on that issue add something