Greg Cooper, Head Coach
Greg Cooper is in his first season as the fourth Head Coach in franchise history and becomes the most experienced Head Coach in Major League Rugby. He joins the Utah Warriors from the Mitsubishi DynaBoars in Japan, who he helped elevate to Japan Rugby League One for the first time in 12 years. Prior to coaching in Japan, Cooper helped lead Stade Francais to a European Challenge Cup Championship – the first European trophy in Stade Francais history – as an assistant coach before being promoted to Head Coach in 2017. Additionally, Cooper has served as Head Coach to the New Zealand U21 team and Head Coach for the Highlanders of Super Rugby and Otago Rugby Union.
As a player, Cooper played at the highest level in the sport, making seven appearances for the New Zealand All-Blacks at the international level. He also played in his home country of New Zealand for Hawke’s Bay, Otago and Auckland, as well as for the Blues of Super Rugby, as a Fullback.
“I am delighted to be given the opportunity to be Head Coach of the Utah Warriors,” said Greg Cooper. “I believe this is an organization that has strong rugby foundations and a loyal and passionate fan base here in the community. I look forward to building on the great work done so far to ensure the Warriors are consistently successful and respected, both locally and nationally.”