Sean Holley


Most notable for his rugby coaching successes with the Ospreys, Scarlets, Gloucester, Bristol and the Wales National Team, Sean Holley now resides as television rugby analyst for BBC Wales Scrum V.

Sean broadcasts in studio and outside broadcasts, providing commentary and match analysis in-game and pre/post-match. He has also worked for BT Sport, Sky Sports, TalkSport and S4C. Sean Holley is also host of the Sony Academy Award winning radio show ‘Rugby Nation’ on Nation Radio. He also writes technical coaching articles for several publications including Rugby World.

Sean was Head Coach for Ospreys Rugby where he spent nine seasons – over 250 games. He has worked with the British Lions, Grand Slam winners, All Blacks and Springboks including the likes of Shane Williams, Gavin Henson, Adam Jones, Ryan Jones, Tommy Bowe, Justin Marshall, Jerry Collins, Scott Gibbs and Mike Phillips and many more. He has also worked as a Coach for the Welsh Rugby Union at all levels including the National Team in 2009.

Sean has also held several other high profile positions in the world of rugby. He was the longest serving and most successful Welsh Regional Coach helping the Ospreys to win 5 titles and 3 Heineken Cup Quarter Final places. In 2013, he was appointed Head Coach for Bristol Rugby where he stayed for 3 seasons culminating in promotion to the English Premiership after a record breaking stint for the club.

Sean has now ventured into the business world with his own sport and media business, making use of his experiences and communication skills in keynote speaking, business mentoring and event hosting. He has developed a new education program for schools called iBroadcast and has recently become Director of an exciting outdoor adventure and events company called Man Up U.K. Ltd.