The Blues has confirmed that current North Harbour coach Tom Coventry is to join the Super Rugby club next season as an assistant coach
Coventry will join the coaching group alongside Tana Umaga and Tasman coach Leon Macdonald, who were named in May.
“We received some outstanding applications for the position but Tom stood out with his clarity and details around the Forwards’ role. His credentials as a coach are impressive and his success to date speaks for itself,” said Chief Executive Michael Redman.
“I look forward to Tom joining the group with Leon and myself," added Head Coach Tana Umaga.
"His experience of both New Zealand and international rugby will be of great value to our players and the coaching team.”
Coventry, a former Waikato player and Chiefs assistant coach, is vastly experienced and successful with two Super Rugby titles at the Chiefs and he guided North Harbour to the semi-final of the Mitre-10 Cup last season.
In his two years at North Harbour he has had a close involvement at the Blues, guiding the Development team.