Damian McGrath

Our Great Coach on this episode is rugby’s Damian McGrath.

Damian started his career a teacher before moving into coaching and has now coached teams across multiple countries in Rugby League, Rugby Union, as well as Rugby Seven’s.

At Club level, he coached the Leeds Rhinos in England’s Super League and was England’s Assistant Coach at the 2000 Rugby League World Cup.

He has also been the Head Coach of Germany, Samoa, Canada and Spain Rugby 7’s teams winning many international tournaments.

He is the author of three books and is an Associate at Ashridge Business College.

Key topics he discusses with us include:

  • Living your stated values as a coach to remain authentic and gain team trust.
  • People who are successful tend to be self-reflective.
  • Dealing with defeat is far more important than dealing with winning

Damian’s books

  • 101 Rugby Training Drills
  • Almost 101 Small Sided Games and Relays for Rugby

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