|Birth name||Robert Baxter|
|Date of birth||10 March 1971|
|Place of birth||Tavistock, Devon, England|
|School||St Thomas High School|
|Notable relative(s)||Richard Baxter (brother)|
|Rugby union career|
Rob Baxter (born 10 March 1971) is the Director of Rugby of English Premiership rugby team Exeter Chiefs. He previously played for the club for 14 years, 10 of them as captain. Baxter has also both captained and coached the Barbarians.
As a player Baxter played lock for Exeter for 14 years and served as the club's captain for 10 years.
Following his retirement he moved into coaching the University of Exeter side while acting as a forwards coach for the Chiefs. Rob Baxter was appointed to the position of acting coach head coach of Exeter Chiefs following the sacking of former coach Pete Drewett in March 2009. On 7 May 2009 it was announced that Baxter will be taking over the position of Head Coach of the Exeter Chiefs. In Baxter's first season as coach, he led the team to promotion from the RFU Championship to the Premiership. Baxter's efforts in establishing Exeter as a strong Premiership side were recognised when he won the 2011/12 Director of the Year award at the Aviva Premiership awards, having also been nominated for the honour the previous season.
Rob Baxter is married to Jo and has a daughter, Annie Baxter aged 19 and a son, Jack aged 22. They live in Exeter, Devon.
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