Dan McKellar takes over as head coach in 2018 after being forwards since 2014.
As a loosehead prop, McKellar played more than 150 premier grade games over a decade at Souths Rugby Club in Brisbane, winning a premiership in 2000. He was a member of the Queensland Reds Super Rugby squad in 2005 and 2006. He also had stints playing overseas in Scotland and Ireland.
McKellar began learning the art of coaching at Wicklow, a small rugby club just outside Dublin in Ireland. He was playing in the team and acting as his side’s assistant coach in 2001, and took over the main player-coach role from 2002 to 2005.
McKellar was a premier grade assistant coach at Souths Rugby Club in Brisbane in 2007, and the head coach from 2008 to 2010. He was appointed as coaching director and head coach of the Tuggeranong Vikings Rugby Club in Canberra for seasons 2011 and 2012 which included back to back premierships in premier grade. He also set up the professional rugby academy at the Vikings Club. In February 2013, McKellar moved to Japan to take up a position as forwards coach of Top League team NTT DoCoMo Red Hurricanes.
His successful stint as forwards coach, initially skills and defence coach, has led him to now taking the top job at the Brumbies.
In 2018, McKellar will be focusing on taking this young Brumbies side to new heights, the main goal of course being a Super Rugby title.