Gary Parker is leaving Gala RFC to take up the post of 'Director of Coaching and Joint First Team Coach' at Melrose RFC.
Gary will have overall responsibility for the coaching structure at all levels within the Club including the Youth Section. The Club recognises the importance of continuing to develop our own young players.
Melrose President, Drew Scott said "I am delighted to have Gary back to the Club. Our aim is to keep Melrose at the top of Scottish Rugby and I am sure that Gary's expertise will not only help keep us there but will ensure the development of our young players for the future".
Gary commented "I am delighted to return to the Club I grew up with and look forward to be involved in its further success and developmnet.".
Gel Tait, who, along with Gary, will continue to coach the first team squad, said "I am pleased to have Gary back. As well as being a superb coach he is a great character and I am looking forward to working with him".
Gary will take up his new post when the season ends in two weeks time.