Bedford Blues legend Ian Vass is returning to the club for a third time – but on this occasion it will be as Bedford’s defence coach.
Vass, who was playing for Old Albanians last season, has been coaching the Saracens Academy alongside Don Barrell since leaving the Blues after the Championship final last year.
Bedford Blues director of rugby Mike Rayer said: “We are delighted to add Ian to the coaching staff at Goldington Road and I’m sure that he will play a very important role for us.
“Vassy started his coaching a few years ago and regularly assisted our own Academy before taking up the role with Sarries where he has developed a fine reputation.
“His experience and knowledge of the game as well as the ethos of Bedford Blues will no doubt have a real influence on all the players.”