Leicester Tigers appointed Dan McKellar to the role of Head Coach ahead of the 2023/24 season.
McKellar joined Tigers from Rugby Australia where was the Wallabies Senior Assistant Coach since 2021 and was Head Coach of Super Rugby side the ACT Brumbies from 2018 – 2022.
During his five-year tenure as Head Coach with the Brumbies, McKellar guided the club to the inaugural Super Rugby AU competition in 2020 and second place in 2021, as well as semi-finalists in 2019 and 2022.
Prior to taking up the Head Coach role in the ACT, McKellar was Assistant Coach at the Brumbies from 2014-17.
His previous coaching roles were Forwards Coach at Japanese club NTT DoCoMo Red Hurricanes (2013), Head Coach of the University of Canberra Vikings (2014) in the Australian National Rugby Championship, Head Coach of the Tuggeranong Vikings in Canberra (2011-12) and Head Coach of Souths Rugby Club in Brisbane (2008-10).
Before moving into coaching, McKellar made more than 150 senior appearances as a loosehead prop for Souths Rugby Club and spent two seasons in the Queensland Reds squad from 2005-06, as well as stints in Ireland and Scotland in the latter stages of his playing career.