Scott Bowen takes on assistant coaching role


12/10/2010



By Waratahs Rugby Media Unit


Waratahs Rugby High Performance Manager Scott Bowen will expand his role in 2011 as he takes on the duty of assistant coach with the HSBC Waratahs.

In his position as High Performance Manager Bowen has assisted with both the HSBC Junior Waratahs and HSBC Waratahs over the past two years. Next season Bowen will take on an increased role with the Super Rugby squad with a focus on the backline. He takes over the role from Scott Wisemantel who has returned to his home on the NSW far north coast to concentrate on his sports consultancy business.
Bowen will continue to work with the other coaches in the High Performance Unit overseeing the recruitment, retention and contracting of players at all levels in the Waratahs pathway.
The former NSW and Australian flyhalf said he is looking forward to working with a group which made big strides in 2010.
“There was a definite focus this season on improving the team’s attack and that was reflected in the stats which showed we scored more tries in a season and more points in a season than ever before,” said Bowen.
“The most exciting thing is that there is genuinely a lot of improvement left in our backline.
“In 2010 Berrick [Barnes] and Drew [Mitchell] were totally new to the set up, KB [Kurtley Beale] had a change of position mid-season and injury management meant we needed to spend a lot of time playing around with different combinations.
“To put all those factors together and come out of it with the season we did augers pretty well for 2011. We’ll go into next year with far more stability in the team and that experience from 2010 will mean we start from a better base than last year.
“We’ve also got guys like Brendan McKibbin and Brackin Karauria-Henry who are going to be knocking on the door for selection and that competition is only going to be good for the squad as a whole.”
A nine-Test Wallaby who participated in the 1995 Rugby World Cup, Bowen is the second highest-capped Waratahs flyhalf with 49 appearances for NSW including the Tahs’ first every Super Rugby match in 1996.
Combining a successful business career with club coaching at Eastern Suburbs in the Shute Shield and Sydney Fleet in the Australian Rugby Championship, Bowen moved to NSW Rugby in late 2008 as High Performance Manager.

SCOTT BOWEN

Position: Assistant Coach (Backs)
Born: 20.09.72, Sydney NSW
Waratahs Assistant Coaching Debut: 2011
Other Coaching Roles:
Assistant Coach, Eastern Suburbs (2002-2005)
Assistant Coach, Australian Sevens (2004)
Head Coach, Australian Youth Sevens (2004)
Head Coach, Eastern Suburbs (2006-2008)
Assistant Coach, Sydney Fleet (2007)
Assistant Coach, HSBC Junior Waratahs (2009-2010)


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