Thursday 27 July 2017

Connacht sign up former NBA coach as part of new backroom team

New Connacht coach Kieran Keane
New Connacht coach Kieran Keane

Connacht have signed up former Oklahoma City Thunder Athletic Performance Coordinator David Howarth as part of their new backroom team.

Howarth has worked with the NBA side for the past three seasons and will john Kieran Keane's Connacht as Head of Athletic Performance.

Previous to his work in the US, David was a Strength & Conditioning Coach with the Australian Rugby Academy and has a wealth of experience across different professional sports at the very highest level.

"We are delighted to welcome David to Connacht Rugby. He has a proven track record in strength and conditioning and a great deal of experience when it comes to getting the best out of professional sportsmen at the very highest level," said Willie Ruane, Connacht Rugby CEO.

"David will be in place at the Sportsground for the beginning of the pre-season period and we look forward to working with him."

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