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 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.
In his first season as Warriors head coach, the club made the Play-Offs before reaching the PRO12 Final in 2014, losing to Leinster. In 2015, Townsend led Glasgow to title success, defeating Munster 31-13 to lift the GUINNESS PRO12 trophy for the first time.
In his time at the club he has been named GUINNESS PRO12 Coach of the Year twice.