The Chiefs Rugby Club have today announced Chiefs interim Head Coach Clayton McMillan has signed on as an Assistant Coach with the club for 2022 and 2023.
McMillan was appointed in February 2020 as the Gallagher Chiefs interim Head Coach for this year’s Sky Super Rugby campaign while Warren Gatland leads the British and Irish Lions tour of South Africa.
Chiefs Rugby Club CEO Michael Collins said:
“We are thrilled he is committed to staying on with the Gallagher Chiefs for the 2022 and 2023 seasons as an Assistant Coach. Clayton has a great record of results from coaching the Bay of Plenty Steamers and the Māori All Blacks. He is a proven leader who understands our Chiefs culture. Clayton and Gatty have formed a good working relationship and this combination is going to be fundamentally important for the growth and development of our Club.”
“Clayton has already had a positive impact since he joined us and we are excited to see him lead the Gallagher Chiefs this coming Sky Super Rugby season,” said Collins.
Gallagher Chiefs Head Coach Warren Gatland said he was pleased to have McMillan continue in the coaching group.
“I’m absolutely delighted that Clayton has been appointed in a long-term role with the Gallagher Chiefs. He is extremely well respected in the game and what he has achieved with Bay of Plenty and the Māori All Blacks gives him the credit he deserves coming into these roles as Head Coach for this season and continuing as Assistant Coach when I return.”