David Butcher, Specialist Coach

David Butcher

Coach, Specialist
Lead, Arrows Academy

  • The 2021 season will mark his third year coaching with the Arrows in Major League Rugby
    • Was a member of the coaching staff in club’s 2018 exhibition season, holding the same role
  • Had a 10-year professional playing career, with spells in Scotland , England, France and Ireland
  • Represented Scotland at U18 & U19
  • Worked for Scottish Rugby as a Performance Coach for eight years, while also holding coaching positions with national age-grade teams
  • Moved to Canada in 2015 to take up a role with Rugby Ontario as High Performance Manager
  • Held coaching positions with several Canada national teams, including U18, U20, and ‘A’ levels
  • Accepted a role with Queen’s University as head coach of the school’s men’s varsity team in 2017
    • 2018 & 2019 OUA Men’s Coach of the Year award winner
  • Held head coach position for the Canadian University All-Stars in 2019

Hometown Stockton-on-Tees, UK
First Joined Staff 2018