Toby Booth

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Toby Booth (born 6 February 1970) is an English rugby union coach, currently a first-team coach at Bath Rugby in the Aviva Premiership. He was educated at The Harvey Grammar School, Folkestone, a prominent football-playing school.

He became a qualified electrician, before attending St. Mary's University College, Strawberry Hill (1994–97), where he studied Sports Science. He later worked as a lecturer there whilst completing his MSc.

Coaching career[edit]

Booth joined London Irish in 2002 as assistant academy manager where he helped recruit the first players for the academy - many of whom are now playing for the Exiles' and Bath's first teams.

Booth was appointed head coach at London Irish in 2008 after the previous coach, Brian Smith, became an England coach.[1] Booth's team reached the final of the Guinness Premiership in his first season in charge. In May 2012 Booth left London Irish for Bath to work under new head coach Gary Gold, two months after Smith's return to the Exiles as director of rugby.[2]

Personal life[edit]

Whilst being interviewed on Sky Sports News, Booth mentioned he is a Manchester City supporter.


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