Elaine Vassie

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Elaine Vassie
Date of birth (1981-10-10) 10 October 1981 (age 36)
Place of birth Scotland Paisley, Scotland
Occupation(s) Director of Rugby/Coach
Rugby union career
Teams coached
Years Team
Manchester Rugby Club
DAK Mantova
Griffins Rugby
Scotland Women 7's

Elaine Vassie (born 10 October 1981 in Paisley) is a Scottish rugby union coach.

Vassie caught the headlines in 2009, taking over then National League 1 side Manchester Rugby Club in a role that had been labelled "arguably the hardest job in rugby".[1] [2] Aged just 28, no other female had or has since held such a position at National League level.[3] Following her 3-year spell at Manchester Rugby Club, Vassie linked up with Italian side, DAK Mantova combining a coaching and club development position.[4] In October 2013, it was announced that she was to become Director of Rugby of American side Griffins Rugby, the first person in such a role in the club's history.[5]

In April 2016, Vassie was announced as Coach of Scotland Women's 7's team ahead of their upcoming European Championships.[6]