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
2009–2012
2012
2013–2015
2016
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]

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