Bath extended contracts with current coaching team
June 23, 2014
Bath have announced the current coaching team of Mike Ford, Toby Booth and Neal Hatley have all extended their contracts, and that former Newport Gwent Dragons head coach Darren Edwards has joined the club as first-team coach.
"I can't wait to get started at Bath," said Edwards. "They have a fantastic and dynamic young squad, who have masses of potential to build on. It's a really exciting time to be joining the club, and I'm looking forward to helping them reach the ambitions they have over the coming seasons."
Ford, Booth and Hatley, who led the team to the Amlin Challenge Cup Final and fifth-placed Premiership finish, have all signed a year's extension on their current contracts, seeing them stay at The Rec until at least the end of the 2015-16 season.
"We're thrilled Darren has agreed to join us," Ford said. "He's got a wealth of experience on both the playing and coaching side, and will add another dimension to our coaching team.
"We made huge progress as a squad last season, but only really scratched the surface of what this group of players can do. Toby, Neal and I are all very excited to continue shaping the future of this great club.
"We want to build a team culture on and off the field that will create success, and we have definitely made great inroads into that. I know I speak on behalf of all four of us when I say we are dedicated to the club and can't wait for the new season to start so we can pick up on the momentum gained and carry on our improvement as a squad."
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