Andrew Stanley returned to where it all began for him in rugby when he took on the role of Senior Academy Manager ahead of the 2012-13 season.
Stan, as he is widely known, moved down the M5 from the Worcester Warriors where he had been Head of Skills Development & Academy Manager. He also took temporary charge of the Worcester first XV following the departure of Mike Ruddock in 2010 before Richard Hill's appointment.
A qualified RFU Level 5 coach, he played almost 200 first team games for Gloucester before he retired from senior rugby in 1998. He joined the Warriors Academy from Hartpury College, where he was Director of Rugby, in January 2005.
Following the departure of Carl Hogg to Worcester, Stan was named Forwards Coach in June 2013.