Tate recently retired after 27 years as Head Coach of the University of Victoria Men’s Rugby program.
Following a highly decorated career spanning over 40 years, Tate was the recipient of the 2021 Lifetime Achievement Award at the Coaching Association of Canada (CAC) Sport Leadership Awards Gala.
Tate’s distinguished coaching career and experience made him the leading candidate for this position. During his tenure as Vikes head coach, Tate amassed successive Canadian University titles in 1997 and 1998 and led the team to BC Rugby Premier Division titles in 2003 and 2010. The Vikes won the University National Championships under Tate in 2019.
Alongside his role with the Vikes, Tate was integral to the success of Canada’s Rugby teams on the international stage and helped numerous Vikes go on to represent the national team. He was Head of Canada’s Senior Men’s Sevens team for five years between 1997 and 2002, and Technical Director for the national Men’s Sevens team between 2005 and 2010. Tate also coached Canada at three Commonwealth Games.
BC Rugby thanks all candidates for their applications in consideration for this role.