Allister Coetzee appointed as the new Springbok coach
It is surely the dawn of a new era in South African rugby sport with the highly experienced Allister Coetzee named as the new Bok coach. The 52-year old will be seen taking over the post from Heyneke Mayor, and will hold the reigns of the team for four years from now.
Currently with most of the 2007 Rugby World Cup veterans having retired, it is a crucial decision taken up by the SA Rugby association. The SA Rugby President, Oregan Hoskins, was pleased to announce the turn of events and wholeheartedly welcomed Allister. He believes that with tons of experience, Allister Coetzee has the perfect credentials to fill up the shoes and form the spine of the young team.
Coetzee has been involved with the sport since 1974. Having first started off as a player, he later took up the roles of a team manager, assistant coach and the head coach. He has successfully headed as the coach for the Eastern Province and the SA-under 23 team between 2000-03.
Having been named as SA’s coach of the year in 2010, it is not much of a surprise that he has now been offered this privilege. It will definitely be exciting to see the progress of the SpringBoks’ under his guidance.