Gregor Townsend, a native of Gala, took over the Head Coach position at Glasgow Warriors in the summer of 2012 having previously been part of the Scotland national team coaching set-up.
Capped 82 times for his country and twice capped by the British Lions, Townsend's first season in charge saw the Warriors climb the summit of the RaboDirect PRO12 with the club setting the league record highest win (away at Dragons, 3-60) as well as the record for most number of consecutive bonus point victories.
Townsend played for his home town side, Gala RFC, before joining Northampton Saints and then French club, Brive. In 2000 he joined the Top14 side Castres Olympique before returning home to play for the Borders professional outfit.
He has also represented Natal Sharks in the Super 12 and returned again to France for season 2004/5 with Montpellier. He rejoined the Borders as player/coach for the 2005/6 season.