Dean offers a very unique background in terms of knowledge, skill set and experience. He is well-versed at both ends of the theory-practice spectrum and the science-coaching spectrum.
World-wide, Dean has worked very successfully across Olympic and professional sport. This broad experience has been with the Australian Institute of Sport, Queensland Academy of Sport, Athletics Australia, Brisbane Broncos, Adelaide Crows, Leicester Tigers, Brumbies Rugby, Australian Wallabies, Melbourne Storm and England Senior Rugby Team.
Dean has also consulted to in France to Racing Club Narbonne Méditerranée, Fédération Française de Rugby, Japan Rugby 7s/15s programs and World Rugby. Currently, Dean works with Rugby Australia as performance consultant across all programs and format of the game.
Dean has an extensive sporting background playing Australian Rules football and as a sprinter in professional athletics. As a result of this Dean has a reputation for preparing athletes holistically for the running demands of all rugby and football codes.
Throughout this journey, Dean has been able to move along the coaching-management continuum, functioning effectively either as a coach, performance director or performance consultant.