Ben is a former professional rugby player who made 116 appearances for Edinburgh Rugby and earned 7 caps for Scotland over a 10 year playing career. Ben was forced to retire early from playing due to consecutive knee injuries but had already began his coaching journey, assisting at his senior club Currie RFC whilst still playing. After retiring in 2014 Ben was soon named Head Coach of Currie and spent 5 years in this role, finishing in the top 4 and reaching the playoffs in every year as well as playing a key role in their rebranding to Currie Chieftains. Alongside this role Ben has been involved with various regional and National age grade sides including Assistant Coach for Scotland U18 from 2015 to 2017 and Head Coach of Scotland U19 from 2017 to 2019. Ben is a UKCC level 4 qualified coach graduating in 2018 with the class medal and joined Stirling County as Super6 Head Coach at the outset of Super6 in 2019.