Staff - Stirling County Rugby Football Club

STAFF

Meet Stirling Wolves' Staff

COACHES

Eddie Pollock

Head Coach

Bio

Eddie played over 350 matches for County over 13 seasons, captaining the side for two years and playing an integral part in 5 promotion campaigns during that time.

Retiring from playing in 2001 he coached the 2nd XV for two seasons before taking on the 1st XV Forwards coach role in 2002-3 when Richie Dixon left to coach Scotland. He spent 6 successful years as Head coach at Grangemouth RFC from 2003-2009 before returning to the club for a four year spell where as Director of Rugby he led County back in to the premiership as Division 2 champions. In 2003 he moved overseas to coach OMBAC (San Diego) in the USA Super League where he led them to National title in 2006 and won the Coach of the year award.

On returning to Scotland in 2006 he joined Haddington as Head Coach and had immediate success winning the Premier 3 title in 2007. In 2009 he returned to Bridgehaugh where he again led County back to the Premier division as champions in 2010 leaving in 2012 to take on the full time Head coach role with Scotland U18’s.  In 2018 after retiring from Scottish rugby Eddie took on the Head Coach role for one season on an interim basis as the Super6 competition was being finalised.

Alongside these roles Eddie spent thirteen years, working full time for Scottish Rugby coaching the National U18’s and U20’s in the Six Nations and Junior World Cups as well as being Head of Specialist Skills Development for Age Grade and Woman’s Rugby. He is a UKCC Level 3 Coach and Tutor. 

Sean Kennedy

Assistant Coach

Bio

Currently professional with Glasgow warriors, have played at Edinburgh from 2013-2019.

Represented Scotland A and Scotland 7’s.

Played for Stirling county from U18 through to becoming a professional.

Now I’m in my 3rd year of coaching Stirling Wolves – Stirling County’s Super Series Team.

Duncan Hodge

Assistant Coach

Born

Dumfries

D.O.B

18/8/74

Bio

Married to Zoe, kids Eva & Ben

Played for Watsonians, Edinburgh, Leeds, Barbarians & Scotland

Coached Watsonians, Edinburgh, Scotland (& Fiji)

Started playing rugby aged 12 at Dumfries Minis. Played for Scotland in all age groups and won 26 caps for Scotland. Also played for Edinburgh, Leeds and the Barbarians. A coaching career that started in 2007 as skills and kicking coach before coaching attacks with Scotland and then Edinburgh. Coached at 3 Rugby World Cups. More recently set up his own coaching company (Accelerate Rugby) and now coaching across a range of teams and ages here and abroad.

Luke Guerin

S&C Coach

Born

Ireland

Bio

Luke has a background in rugby and rowing so training load and load management has always been an interest of his.

Coming from Ireland, Luke has been involved with Presentation Brothers College, one of the top rugby schools in Ireland while also working with the Munster Rugby age grade system. Shortly after, Luke progressed to Interim Lead National Talent Squad Athletic Development Coach with Munster Rugby before his move to Leicester Tigers for the 21/22 season as first team Strength and Conditioning Intern. Where Leicester won the Gallagher’s Premiership.

Luke is now the Head of Strength and Conditioning, overseeing the athletic development of Stirling Wolves and Stirling County.

Stuart Keys

Team Manager

I have coached at Stirling County since 2007 after a couple of weeks of watching my son and his friends on the touchline. I decided to put a tracksuit on and haven’t looked back. I have loved being at the club and being involved with so many good people – players, coaches, parents and supporters. In that time, I have coached all the boys’ age groups up to U16, the girls U18 and the women’s squad. Lots of very happy memories, a few great tours and a lot of pleasure from seeing players develop on and off the pitch.

The role of team manager was a great chance to work with the senior men’s squad. I have really enjoyed it. Sorting out dirty kit is not exactly glamorous – but as with most jobs, it’s the people around you who make it all worthwhile.

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Dave Pugh

Team Doctor

Bio

Dave now works full time in sport having retired from GP. Having really enjoyed his first season in Super6 with County he is delighted to be back for this season. Dave has been Scotland U20s Team Doctor since 2008/9 and covers Scotland, Glasgow and Edinburgh as Match Day Doctor, immediate care Doctor and Hawk-eye concussion reviewer. Outside of rugby Dave is CMO for British Curling and an external contractor for Sports Scotland Institute of Sport.