Alan Solomons

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Alan Solomons
Personal information
Born (1950-07-31) 31 July 1950 (age 64)
School(s) attended Grey High School
University University of Cape Town
Club information
Current club Edinburgh
Teams coached
Years Team
1997 Western Province
1997–2000 South Africa
1998 Stormers
1998–99 Western Province
1999–2001 Stormers
2001–04 Ulster
2003 Barbarians
2004 Northampton Saints
2009–12 Kings
2010–11 Barbarians
2010–12 Eastern Province Kings
2013 Kings
(Director of Rugby)
2013 Eastern Province Kings
(Director of Rugby)
2013– Edinburgh
* Senior club appearances and points correct as of 30 July 2013.
‡ Representative team caps and points correct as of 30 July 2013.

Alan Solomons (born 31 July 1950 in Uitenhage, South Africa) is a rugby union coach, currently the head coach at Edinburgh.


After studying law at the University of Cape Town, Solomons left law to pursue professional his rugby coaching career with Western Province in 1997, where he also became involved with the Stormers.

He then took up a coaching position with the South Africa national rugby union team under Head Coach Nick Mallett.

In 2001, he joined Irish rugby team Ulster, where he coached them to a three year unbeaten home record in the Heineken Cup. In 2004, he joined the Northampton Saints for a short spell.[1]

In 2006, he was appointed as a High Performance Consultant at the IRB.[2] He was also involved in coaching the Barbarians.

In June 2010, he was also appointed Director of Rugby and Head Coach at the Kings franchise and the Eastern Province Kings union.[3] In 2012, Matt Sexton was appointed as head coach, with Solomons remaining as Director of Rugby.

In 2013, he was appointed as the head coach of Edinburgh Rugby.[4]


  1. ^ "Northampton sack coach Solomons". BBC Sport. BBC Sport. 22 November 2004. Retrieved 13 February 2013. 
  2. ^ "Solomons to take on touring Lions". BBC Sport. BBC Sport. 13 May 2009. Retrieved 13 February 2013. 
  3. ^ "Southern Kings v British & Irish Lions: preview". The Telegraph. The Telegraph. 15 June 2009. Retrieved 13 February 2013. 
  4. ^ "Solomons appointed head coach" (Press release). Edinburgh Rugby. 30 July 2013. Retrieved 30 July 2013.