A former Royal Marine for six years, Paddy has been the Head of Strength and Conditioning with the Exeter Chiefs since the 2006-7 season.
He left the Marines to take a Degree in Exercise and Sports Science at Exeter University, which he combined with his first stint with the Chiefs.
He then moved north and spent four years working with Hartpury College and the Gloucester Rugby Academy as well as studying for a Masters in Coaching Science at UWIC.
A one year spell with the Worcester Warriors as an Assistant Strength & Conditioning Coach followed before taking up his current role with the Chiefs.
As he prepares to move back up the M5, the 39 year old confirmed that he's thoroughly enjoyed his time in Devon but is now looking forward to finalising arrangements for his first preseason with Gloucester.
"The bulk of the planning for preseason will take place in the next five weeks. I want to make sure it's all spot on and work with the coaches there to ensure that the programme delivers what they want it to. But I've got a very good idea of what I would like to do.
"Gloucester is a proud club with passionate supporters. I've worked there before, albeit with the Academy. I've also either worked with or know most of the coaches there, which is a help.
"It wasn't an easy decision to leave Exeter but I've reached the point where I felt the need to keep challenging myself which I think is important as a coach and as an individual.
"I've really enjoyed the six years with the Chiefs but it was a move I felt I needed to make.
"Now I'm really looking forward to the task in hand. Preseason is a crucial period for any Aviva Premiership club and Gloucester is no different."