|Birth name||Robert Edward John Baxter|
|Date of birth||10 March 1971|
|Place of birth||Tavistock, Devon, England|
|School||St Thomas High School|
|Notable relative(s)||Richard Baxter (brother)|
|Rugby union career|
Robert Edward John Baxter  of English Premiership rugby team Exeter Chiefs. He previously played for the club for 14 years, 10 of them as captain. Baxter has also both captained and coached the Barbarians.(born 10 March 1971) is the Director of Rugby
As a player Baxter played lock for Exeter Rugby Club for 14 years and served as the club's captain for 10 years.
Following his retirement he moved into coaching the University of Exeter side while acting as a forwards coach for the Chiefs. Rob Baxter was appointed to the position of acting coach head coach of Exeter Chiefs following the sacking of former coach Pete Drewett in March 2009. On 7 May 2009 it was announced that Baxter will be taking over the position of Head Coach of the Exeter Chiefs. In Baxter's first season as coach, he led the team to promotion from the RFU Championship to the Premiership. Baxter's efforts in establishing Exeter as a strong Premiership side were recognised when he won the 2011/12 Director of the Year award at the Aviva Premiership awards, having also been nominated for the honour the previous season.
In the 2019/2020 season, Baxter led the Exeter Chiefs to win the European Rugby Champions Cup for the first time, beating Racing 92 at Ashton Gate, Bristol in the final 31-27. Just one week later, he led the Chiefs to victory in the English Premiership for a second time, beating Wasps again at Twickenham in the final 19-13, and secured a historic English and European Cup double for Exeter Chiefs.
Baxter is married to Jo and has two children. They live in Exeter, Devon.
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