Graeme Paterson is to stand down as Head Coach of Musselburgh RFC at the end of the season.
Graeme, who played for the club in the mid 90's before a long and successful career at Peebles and Head Coach at Trinity Accies, took over the position from Grant Talac at the start of the 2018-19 season. He enjoyed an excellent start to life in the role, winning nine out of the first twelve games of the season in National 1, a season which ended up with the club being the last team to secure promotion to the Premiership following the formation of the Super 6, after securing an important bonus point in the last game of the season against Jed-Forest.
Graeme is also only the second Head Coach to lead the club into the top flight of amateur rugby after Russell Anderson.
In this first year of Premiership rugby the team initially struggled to adapt to this higher level of competition. However under Graeme’s leadership they rose to the challenge in the second half of the season, going on to secure another year in the premiership before the early curtailment due to the covid pandemic.
Despite the challenges of playing through the pandemic, it has been an excellent second season in the premiership which has seen the club win six out of nine home games, only losing to Hawick, Marr and Currie.
Currently, the club sits sixth in the league with only one game remaining, a rescheduled away fixture to Aberdeen Grammar on the 5th March.
We would very much like to thank Graeme for the dedication and commitment which he has given to the club over the past four years and we wish him the very best in his future plans.