But he has Gloucester Rugby running through his veins, having enjoyed a lengthy and successful playing career with the Cherry and Whites.
A qualified RFU Level 5 coach, he played almost 200 first team games for Gloucester before he retired from senior rugby in 1998.
Following a spell as Director of Rugby with Hartpury College, he moved to Worcester Warriors as their Academy Manager in 2005.
After the news broke this week, he comfirmed:
"I'm delighted. It's a great opportunity for me and I'm really grateful to Nigel (Davies) for the faith he's shown in me.
"I grew up as a kid watching Gloucester at Kingsholm, I was involved with the club for a number of years as a player and was fortunate enough to captain the side.
"So, to have the chance to join the senior coaching set up at Gloucester is absolutely fantastic."
Although is primary role was with the Academy last season, he was heavily involved with the first XV throughout.
As well as undertaking coaching duties during the week, he also played a key role on matchdays, performing the Team Manager function on the touchline.
"Nigel was terrific in getting me involved with coaching duties with the first team squad right from the word go last year.
"That was something that went well and I enjoyed it. I got a good response from the players and the other coaches, so that's been a real positive for me since I re-joined the club."
He paid tribute to his predecessor Carl Hogg, who has become Head Coach at Worcester, but is keen to move things on his way from now on.
"Carl has been at the club a long time, and is a very good coach. I shadowed him for part of last season. He's a good lad, I wish him the best.
"But now it is my opportunity to step into those shoes and do my best to take things forwards."