Born: 4 September 1959
Teams Coached: Canterbury NPC, Canterbury Super and The Wallabies
Current Job: The Wallabies Head Coach
The highest profile job Deans has taken is the head coaching rule for The Wallabies. Deans was unsuccessful and achieving the head coach role for the All Blacks and a highly public battle with Graham Henry. Henry’s reappointment was more to to with the NZRFU trying to be consistent, rather than Deans not being appropriate for the job, however, Deans headed to Australia. His first Tri Nations in charge was moderately successful, beating the All Blacks in their first match, and finishing 2nd.