Bond University Rugby Club

Ray Thomas

RoleAssistant Coach First Grade

Coaching History

1991-1993
(Premiers 3 years)
Souths Premier Reserve Grade Coach 
 
1994-1996
(2 Premierships and 1 runner up) 

Souths Premier Grade Coach

1996 
Qld Reds U21 Development Squad Coach

1997-1998 
Gold Coast Breakers Director of Coaching,  Premier Grade Coach
 
1999
Qld Reds Rugby Academy Mentor Coach
 
2000-2006
(1 Premiership and 5 runners up) 
Gold Coast Breakers Assistant Coach (Backs/Attack) 
 
2000

Qld Reds Development Team Assistant Coach (Backs)

2001

Qld Reds Development Team Coach

2007-2017
(3 Premierships and 5 runner ups)

TSS first 15 Assistant Coach (Backs/Attack)

2012-2015
(Qlds Schools titles 3 runners up, Australian Schools Titles 1 runners up)

TSS sevens coach

 
 
Coaching Philosophy:

To provide an environment so that players can increase their potential and develop their ability to play the game. Then to present a framework for which the team plays, that maximises the use of each players skill set and enables players to play to their potential.

Success will be defined by 

Success at a team level is generally judged on the teams results, and while I define success mainly on the results the team achieves, I also define success partially on whether we have achieved playing a style of football that we set out to play and also partially on whether there is an improvement on the previous season.Success can also be defined by how much players have developed and whether we are getting players graduating to the next level.

 

 

I am coaching at BURC because

Firstly, I coach because of the challange in helping players improve and the buzz I get seeing them maximise the use of their potential and the team playing the way we have trained for. I am coaching at Bond because it is the pathway to the top 2 levels of rugby, Internationals and Super Rugby, and I am therefore getting to work with the best and most committed rugby players on the Gold Coast.


 

 

 

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