The Ospreys are delighted to announce that Mike Ruddock has committed his future to the region for the next three years as the new Development Director at the Liberty Stadium.
Ruddock completed a rugby review of the Ospreys back in December before he was appointed Performance Director and he played a key role in the appointment of Toby Booth as Head Coach and Brock James as the new attack coach.
The former Swansea coach, who has unrivalled coaching experience with Leinster and Ireland Under 20s in Ireland and Worcester Warriors in England, has previously worked at regional level with the Dragons and at international level with Wales.
“I am delighted to continue my involvement with the Ospreys and I would like to thank everyone at the Region for their fantastic support during the last six months,” said Ruddock.
“I have passed on the High Performance baton to new Head Coach, Toby Booth and his talented coaching team. During my time at the Ospreys I have been heavily involved with coach and player recruitment plus the setting up of our excellent new temporary training facility at Swansea RFC. Now that the foundations for success are in place it is the right time to move into another challenging role."
“As the Club’s first Development Director I am able to consider a much broader remit. If needed I can still support the High Performance end of the organisation, however the main focus of my role will be to support our performance pathway model."