Moffat Appointed Assistant Coach At Borders

Rob Moffat, currently assistant coach to Glasgow Rugby and coach to Scotland's Sevens squad, has been appointed assistant coach to new professional team that will be launched in the Borders from the start of next season."Rob is one of the foremost thinkers in Scottish rugby and is a coach who believes passionately in delivering rugby with a style and panache - and that's good for both players and spectators," declared Borders Chief Executive Alastair Cranston.Moffat, who lives in Galashiels, taught PE at Galashiels Academy and coached the school's first XV, Scottish Schools and the Melrose club before his first involvement in the professional game with the Scottish Borders Reivers for whom he was coach.In 1998, when the four professional sides were amalgamated Moffat became backs coach at Glasgow Caledonians and under his tutelage a number of young Glasgow backs have gone on to win full international honours - among them Jon Steel, Alan Bulloch, Andy Henderson and Graeme Beveridge."I am very much looking forward to working with Rob who was the outstanding candidate in a shortleet of exceptional quality," said Borders Head Coach Tony Gilbert._David Jordan, chief executive of Glasgow Rugby, said: "I would like to place on record our sincere thanks and appreciation for all the effort that Rob has expended on our behalf over the last four years and wish him good luck in his new post.'sRU Chief Executive Bill Watson said: "At this stage we envisage that Rob will remain in post with Glasgow Rugby until the end of this season._The shape of the Glasgow coaching and management team will be discussed with Chief Executive David Jordan and Head Coach Richie Dixon at that point."Moffat is currently with the Scotland Sevens squad in Hong Kong._He said:"_It was a difficult situation for me as I have thoroughly enjoyed working with Glasgow, however I am a Borderer and I am very excited by the challenge of helping to launch the new professional team._I would also like to wish Richie, my fellow assistant coach Gordon Macpherson and the Glasgow team all the very best in the future."Rob Moffat, currently assistant coach to Glasgow Rugby and coach to Scotland's Sevens squad, has been appointed assistant coach to new professional team that will be launched in the Borders from the start of next season."Rob is one of the foremost thinkers in Scottish rugby and is a coach who believes passionately in delivering rugby with a style and panache - and that's good for both players and spectators," declared Borders Chief Executive Alastair Cranston.Moffat, who lives in Galashiels, taught PE at Galashiels Academy and coached the school's first XV, Scottish Schools and the Melrose club before his first involvement in the professional game with the Scottish Borders Reivers for whom he was coach.In 1998, when the four professional sides were amalgamated Moffat became backs coach at Glasgow Caledonians and under his tutelage a number of young Glasgow backs have gone on to win full international honours - among them Jon Steel, Alan Bulloch, Andy Henderson and Graeme Beveridge."I am very much looking forward to working with Rob who was the outstanding candidate in a shortleet of exceptional quality," said Borders Head Coach Tony Gilbert._David Jordan, chief executive of Glasgow Rugby, said: "I would like to place on record our sincere thanks and appreciation for all the effort that Rob has expended on our behalf over the last four years and wish him good luck in his new post.'sRU Chief Executive Bill Watson said: "At this stage we envisage that Rob will remain in post with Glasgow Rugby until the end of this season._The shape of the Glasgow coaching and management team will be discussed with Chief Executive David Jordan and Head Coach Richie Dixon at that point."Moffat is currently with the Scotland Sevens squad in Hong Kong._He said:"_It was a difficult situation for me as I have thoroughly enjoyed working with Glasgow, however I am a Borderer and I am very excited by the challenge of helping to launch the new professional team._I would also like to wish Richie, my fellow assistant coach Gordon Macpherson and the Glasgow team all the very best in the future."