BT Premiership champions Heriot’s have appointed former head coach Bob McKillop as director of rugby.
However, his involvement at the club will have no impact on the current coaching team which plotted last season’s title success and has already helped Heriot’s to retain the BT Charity Shield.
McKillop handed over the reins at Goldenacre almost four years ago, citing business and family commitments for his decision to step down. In his new role, he will work with rugby operations manager club president Donald Gray to help with the development of players, coaches and referees, and will not be involved in coaching activities. “I’m very excited to be back involved at Goldenacre,” said McKillop. “But it is definitely not a coaching role. In Phil (Smith), Stevie (Lawrie) and Jamie (Parker), the club are blessed with, in my opinion, the best coaching team in Scottish club rugby.”
The club, which was recently restructured as a limited company, is also seeking to increase its off-field activities and has created several new positions to help achieve its goals. Shona Whyte has been appointed as administration manager, Allan Sim becomes director of non-rugby operations and Iain Milne has been handed the role of sponsorship convener.