Derek O'Riordan

Derek O

Head Coach

Derek is a UKCC Level 3 coach who worked with Scotland Women for three years, initially as a specialist coach and subsequently as assistant coach through three 6 Nations and a FIRA championship.

He was an SRU development officer for six years, working as a specialist skills coach on the age grade programme and is a World Rugby and Scottish Rugby educator.

Derek played as an amateur and as a professional in Ireland, New Zealand, England and Italy, before moving to Scotland where he played for Haddington and Boroughmuir before retiring due to injury.

Having worked as the Regional Development Officer for Scottish Handball, Derek is now Head of Education & Development at basketballscotland.


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