Bath have announced that Leinster Attack Coach Girvan Dempsey will arrive at the Premiership club over the summer.
Dempsey will leave the newly-crowned European Champions following the conclusion of their Pro14 campaign this month after three years as Leinster's Attack Coach.
The 42-year-old has worked closely alongside Leo Cullen and Stuart Lancaster in the system that has produced some exceptional rugby this season. During his time with Leinster, Dempsey has also worked alongside Australian boss Michael Chieka and Ireland Head Coach Joe Schmidt.
Prior to taking up his role as Leinster's attack coach, Dempsey worked as the province's Elite Development Officer for two seasons and three as the side's Academy Manager.
In addition to his experience as a coach, the former Ireland international was capped 82 times by his country during his playing career. As a player, Dempsey acquired three Triple Crown's, Heineken Cup and Celtic League titles.
Bath released a statement earlier today commenting "Girvan’s appointment is part of Bath Rugby’s long-term plan for developing the right support structures to deliver successful and consistent performances in both domestic and European rugby."
Bath Director of Rugby Todd Blackadder added: “This season we’ve learnt a lot about ourselves. We need to be more flexible in our game so that we can better tailor our attack to different opposition.
“Girvan is a fantastic addition to our team and I believe together we can go on to great things, not only next season but for years to come.”
Commenting on his appointment, Girvan Dempsey said: “I’m really looking forward to starting a new chapter in my coaching career. I’ve thoroughly enjoyed my time with Leinster, but I’m excited about what lies ahead with Bath.
“They have a world-class setup and playing squad. I will be looking to bring my experiences and knowledge to support Todd and the coaching team in delivering success to this great Club.”
Chief Executive, Tarquin McDonald added: “Girvan has been integral to the success of Leinster over the last few years, and we’re delighted to bring someone of his calibre to the Club. He is a scholar of the game, he has fantastic attacking pedigree, and he has excellent skills as a coaching practitioner. He will contribute enormously to the balance of our coaching team and to the development of our game for 2018/19.”