|Birth name||Tony McGahan|
|Date of birth||1972 (age 46–47)|
|Rugby union career|
Tony McGahan is an Australian rugby union coach who is currently an assistant coach at the Queensland Reds.
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The Queensland Reds is the rugby union team for the Australian state of Queensland that competes in the Southern Hemisphere's Super Rugby competition. Prior to 1996 they were a representative team selected from the rugby union club competitions in Queensland. With the introduction of the professional Super 12 competition they moved to a model where players are contracted to the Reds through the Queensland Rugby Union rather than selected on the basis of club form.
Born in Queensland, Australia, a teacher by profession, a BE in Physical Education from Queensland University of Technology, he played Rugby Union (inside centre) with Queensland Schoolboys and Eastern Districts and Rugby League with Queensland U16s/19s, Australian Universities.[ citation needed ]
The Queensland University of Technology (QUT) is a public research university located in the urban coastal city of Brisbane, Queensland, Australia. QUT is located on two campuses in the Brisbane area: Gardens Point and Kelvin Grove. The university in its current form was founded in 1989, when the then Queensland Institute of Technology (QIT) was granted university status by the 'Queensland University of Technology Act' passed in 1988, and by the subsequent merger of Brisbane College of Advanced Education with QUT in 1990.
In July 2008, McGahan took up the position as the director of coaching of Munster following Declan Kidney's departure to take over as Ireland coach.He had been involved with the Munster team since 2005 as the defence and backs coach.
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In May 2011 he coached Munster to win the 2010–11 Celtic League Grand Final against Leinster at Thomond Park.
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McGahan left Munster at the end of the 2011–12 season, to take up a role as Australian defence coach.
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