Stevie Scott was named forwards coach of Edinburgh Rugby in the summer of 2013, having been in post as interim head coach for a four-month spell.
Scott’s coaching career began in 2006 with Border side Selkirk before spending three years as a coach for the Scottish Rugby national academy. He was promoted to specialist coach to the Scotland national team from 2008 to 2010 and assistant coach to the Scotland A team for spells in 2010 and 2012.
In 2010, Scott left the country to secure a senior professional club appointment in the English Premiership as Sale Sharks forwards coach, where he remained until September 2012.
He was then brought back to the national set-up by interim Scotland coach Scott Johnson as an assistant coach for the 2013 RBS 6 Nations, before returning to Edinburgh Rugby as interim head coach.
Stevie Scott won his first of 11 international caps for Scotland when he was introduced as a substitute for Gordon Bulloch in the second Test on the 2000 summer tour of New Zealand. His second cap came from the bench for the 2000 Autumn Test against the USA, and he experienced the RBS 6 Nations for the first time when he came on in the latter stages of Scotland’s 23-19 win against Italy in March 2001.
In season 2001/02 he was deployed from the bench again during the closing stages of Scotland’s 43-20 win against Tonga, the defeat by New Zealand and again in the 1999/00 RBS 6 Nations match against France.
Educated at Earlston High School, Stevie won Scottish Borders honours at under-15, 18, 19 and 21 levels, as well as Edinburgh’s district XV, Scottish Districts, and Scotland under-21.
His under-21 debut was against Italy in 1992 at Poynder Park, Kelso, while he was playing for Melrose. He later joined Gala before moving on to Edinburgh Rugby where he was handed his first taste of professional rugby and for whom he went on to make 99 appearances.
Scott then returned to his roots when the Borders pro club was set up in 2002 and was involved in every game on the 2004 Scotland summer tour of Australia.